Hurricanes vs Moana Pasifika
The Hurricanes welcome Moana Pasifika to Wellington for this Super Rugby match. The home side suffered a shock loss to the Fijian Drua in the last match while the visitors came within a whisker of breaking their win drought when they lost 30-31 to the Blues. They looked on course on for their first win of the season right up to the 80th minute until the Blues were awarded a penalty try. The Hurricanes have taken no chances in this match and resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes. Moana displayed excellent attacking abilities in the last match and if they can replicate that they could shock the home team.
TIP: Despite Moana’s winless run in the competition they have largely stuck to the same starting XV in most matches but for this game they have made wholesale changes and it remains to be seen if it is a good decision. The home team on the other hand have kept changes to a minimum and will be out for a bonus point win. Anything less than a bonus point win will be regarded as a failure especially with Moana resting several regulars. The bookies have the Hurricanes as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.05, Gbets 1.06 and Hollywoodbets 1.06
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Hurricanes vs Moana Pasifika
- The Hurricanes have won two of the three matches played between these teams.
- The last two Hurricanes wins were by 45 and 59 point margins
Latest results for both teams
The Hurricanes lost 27-24 to the Fijian Drua in their last match while Moana Pasifika lost 31-30 to the Blues in their last match.
The Hurricanes will still be scratching their heads on how they lost to the Drua in the last match as they led right until the last five minutes. Poor game management cost them the win and they will be going all out to avoid a similar fate in this match. The new faces in the Moana team will want to impress so they are sure to bring plenty of energy in this match. The home team are among the top scorers in the competition but in recent matches they have lacked cohesion especially in attack. I am backing the home team to bounce back and win this match by 29 points
Probable Starting XVs
15 Harry Godfrey, 14 Salesi Rayasi, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Jordie Barrett, 11 Kini Naholo, 10 Aidan Morgan, 9 Jamie Booth, 8 Ardie Savea (c), 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Devan Flanders, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 Justin Sangster, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Jacob Devery, 1 Tevita Mafileo
15 Tomasi Alosio, 14 Tima Fainga’anuku, 13 Danny Toala, 12 Henry Taefu (c), 11 Anzelo Tuitavuki, 10 Lincoln McClutchie, 9 Jonathan Taumateine, 8 Lotu Inisi, 7 Penitoa Finau, 6 Sione Tu’ipulotu, 5 Mahonri Ngakura, 4 Alex Robbie, 3 Isi Tu’ungafasi, 2 Luteru Tolau, 1 Ezekiel Lindenmuth
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Hurricanes victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Hurricanes handicap:
The complete odds on the Hurricanes handicap:
Betway 1.91 (-25.5)
Gbets 1.90 (-25.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.90 (-25.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Hurricanes outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.91 (-25.5), Gbets 1.90 (-25.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.90 (-25.5)
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