25-02-2023 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Sharks vs Ulster

Sharks vs Ulster

Ulster travel to Durban to take on the Sharks in this rescheduled fixture after the Irish team had a tummy bug and could not field a team on the original date of the match. The home team are currently 7th on the log with a win taking them into fifth place while the visitors are sitting pretty in third place with 44 points. Both teams are missing their current international players due to national team commitments. The Sharks will be looking to build on their excellent 29-7 away win over the Lions last week while Ulster will want to bounce back from their defeat to Glasgow in their last match.

TIP: The Sharks will be looking to play their expansive game that brought them the result against the Lions but will miss the services of Springbok Aphelele Fassi who is injured. Ulster will be looking to their Springbok Duane Vermeulen to help get them over the line as he can call on his extensive local experience. The forward pack that gains the upper hand will steer their team to victory. The bookies have the Sharks as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.25, Gbets 1.26 and Hollywoodbets 1.25


Sharks vs Ulster

  • The teams have met once with Ulster winning 24-21.

Latest results for both teams

The Sharks beat the Lions 29-7 in their last match while Ulster lost 17-11 to Glasgow in their last match.


The home side will be hoping for a repeat performance from flyhalf Curwin Bosch as he was in brilliant form in the last match. His goal kicking was superb and he also scored a fantastic individual try. If he is given space and time to launch his dangerous backline then then the visitors will be in for a long afternoon. Ulster have made several changes from the last match but they still have plenty of international quality in their side. The visitors still boast a loose trio that is world class and their battle with the Sharks loose forwards will go a long way to deciding the match. I am predicting a home win by 13 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Boeta Chamberlain, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (c), 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Reniel Hugo, 3 Carlü Sadie, 2 Dan Jooste, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu


15 Mike Lowry, 14 Craig Gilroy, 13 Luke Marshall, 12 Stewart Moore, 11 Aaron Sexton, 10 Jake Flannery, 9 John Cooney, 8 Duane Vermeulen (c), 7 Nick Timoney, 6 Jordi Murphy, 5 Harry Sheridan, 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 John Andrew, 1 Rory Sutherland

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Ulster victory are as follows:

Betway 1.25

Gbets 1.26

Hollywoodbets 1.25

Odds comparison on the Sharks handicap:

The complete odds on the Sharks handicap:

Betway 1.85 (-9.5)

Gbets 1.88 (-9.5)

Hollywoodbets1.90 (-9.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Sharks outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.85 (-9.5), Gbets 1.88 (-9.5) and Hollywoodbets1.90 (-9.5)

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