Savea and the Canes will take some stopping
Rebels face tough trip to the champions
Hurricanes v Rebels
Sky Sports 4, 4.15am Saturday
The Canes have claimed a try-bonus victory in both previous meetings with the Rebels at the Westpac and last weekend’s results suggest more of the same is likely. The Rebels were thumped 56-18 by the Blues while the champions won 83-17 at the Sunwolves.
Take try-machine All Blacks wing Julian Savea to score a try. He dotted down in the Tokyo stroll, bagged a hat-trick in his sole Wellington clash with the Rebels and should see plenty of ball.
J Savea to score a try
2pts 5-6 Betfair, Paddy Power
Highlanders v Crusaders
Sky Sports 3, 6.35am Saturday
First-choice fly-half Richie Mo’unga is injured but the Crusaders are worth a bet with a five-point start at the Forsyth-Barr.
The 'Landers were disjointed in defeat at home to the Chiefs last week and the Crusaders, who toughed out a home success over the Brumbies, have won three of their last four trips to Dunedin.
1pt 10-11 Coral
Brumbies v Sharks
Sky Sports 3, 8.45am Saturday
The Brumbies are taken to beat the Sharks by between one and 12 points. The Sharks were edged out in Brisbane last Friday and the last six clashes between these two sides in Canberra have been close affairs with the Brumbies winning five.
Brumbies to win by one to 12 points
1pt 9-5 Betfair