Super 15 Rugby Round 18 Review – Waratahs Claim Top Spot

|||Super 15 Rugby Round 18 Review – Waratahs Claim Top Spot


Super 15 Rugby Round 18 answered several questions, but still left the chances of many teams dangling by a thread.  The Waratahs secured pole position with a convincing win over the Highlanders and can’t be caught, while the Crusaders went a long way towards confirming themselves as the best team in the New Zealand conference.

The Chiefs and Force stayed in the hunt with crucial victories, while the Blues, Hurricanes and even the Highlanders will be sweating on other results.  The Sharks and Bulls were beaten by lower positioned teams in the Cheetahs and Stormers respectively, leaving the Sharks in danger of missing out on the Top Two overall.


For SuperBru tipsters, the major upset was the Cheetahs win over the Sharks which only 11 percent of tipsters predicted.  This stopped many tipsters from claiming the Grand Slam Bonus Point.  Most of the other results went according to plan with wins for the Chiefs, Stormers and Force splitting the tipsters.  Most people thought the Waratahs would beat the Highlanders, but not by such a big margin!

Can anyone stop the Waratahs winning Super Rugby 2014?

I think the Waratahs will be tough to beat at home, but the Crusaders probably have the best chance out of anyone.


Super Rugby Round 18 Results 2014

Chiefs 24 – 16 Hurricanes

Lions 24 – 17 Rebels

Crusaders 21 – 13 Blues

Force 30 – 20 Reds

Stormers 16 – 0 Bulls

Cheetahs 27 – 20 Sharks

Waratahs 44 – 16 Highlanders


By |2014-07-07T21:29:44+00:00July 7th, 2014|

About the Author:

Scotty Donaldson is an All Blacks, Highlanders and long suffering Southland Stags rugby supporter who enjoys providing astute analysis through research and experience in sports writing. Super Rugby Tips provides him with the opportunity to provide valuable insight for punters with both fantasy and virtual rugby type competitions in mind. My highlights are the mighty Southland Stags winning the Ranfurly Shield first the first time in over 50 years in 2009 and being at Eden Park to watch the All Blacks win the 2011 Rugby World Cup final.