Super Rugby 2014 semi-finals showed us that there is now little doubt that the best two teams will line up in the Super Rugby final next weekend with emphatic wins in the semi-finals. The margins of these wins were more usual in the later rounds of the Super Rugby regular season, but after the tight Qualification Round last week, most people probably expected both Super Rugby 2014 semi-finals to be closer than they were.
The Sharks could blame the travel factor, but the Brumbies had no excuse. Both the Waratahs and Crusaders were simply to clinical for their opponents this round which was closer to the Super Rugby Round 19 average winning margin of 25 than the Qualification Finals which had an average of 3 point winning margins.
Fortune favoured the brave who proved that you don’t have to pick upset results to make ground in SuperBru tipping competitions, since the average winning margin is 12 points and teams like the Waratahs and Crusaders are capable of convincing wins in 2014, sometimes simply picking bigger margins than your opponents can be beneficial.
Super Rugby 2014 Semi Finals results
Crusaders 38 – 6 Sharks
Waratahs 26 – 8 Brumbies
Who are you picking to win the Super Rugby 2014 final, the Waratahs or Crusaders?