Waratahs may struggle to reckon with Force
Sunwolves v Hurricanes
Sky Sports 3, 4.15am Saturday
The Hurricanes should show why they are the current Super Rugby kings when they become the first Kiwi side to run out at the Prince Chichibu Stadium. Back them to give up 26 points on the handicap.
The Sunwolves lost 14 of 15 games in last year’s inaugural campaign and conceded the try-bonus in all five Tokyo outings including to the Force and Rebels. The Waratahs triumphed 57-12.
Ace All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles are on the Canes’ bench so there will be no let-up.
1pt 10-11 Sky Bet
Crusaders v Brumbies
Sky Sports 3, 6.35am Saturday
The Crusaders can give up 14 points to the Brumbies as they bid to make it seven wins on the spin against the Aussie capital outfit.
The Crusaders won 40-14 in Canberra last year and are plus-60 for their last three Kiwi meetings.
1pt 9-10 BetBright
Waratahs v Force
Sky Sports 5, 8.45am tomorrow
The Force were tonked 49-13 by the Tahs in Perth last year but they won in Sydney two years ago and can stay within 15 points for an seventh time in eight visits.
The Waratahs are without chief conductor and Wallabies fly-half Bernard Foley and rain is a worry.
1pt 4-5 Hills