Super Rugby 2019: Newshub tipping competition, week two

The rugby-mad boys of the Newshub office are not impressed a 'soccer guy' is heading the field, after week one of the Super Rugby tipping comp.

Sport presenter - and diehard Manchester United fanboy - Andrew Gourdie had a great opening weekend, picking two from three. His only downfall was the Chiefs capitulation against the Highlanders.

Super Rugby 2019: Newshub tipping competition, week two

Pre-season favourite Ross Karl flexed his muscles, matching Gourdie and looked good for top spot, until Bernard Foley missed a sitter to cost him a perfect week-one record and a bonus point.

The self-professed 'best-looking wannabe weatherman' Ollie Ritchie had a solid first week. Another victim of Foley's inability to kick straight, Ritchie went two-for-two himself, but his love for the Crusaders cost him dearly. They were never going to beat the Blues 13-plus.

John Day could only pick the Crusaders vs Blues result correctly, meaning the 'rugby bible' has a bit of work to do this weekend.

And Kristina Eddy's gameplan is working perfectly - struggle early, only to make a Usain Bolt-like finish down the final stretch to stun the boys.

Four games on deck this week, providing a real opportunity for one of our punters to show their true tipping credentials.

The rules are simple:

Pick the winner and margin of any Super Rugby game involving a New Zealand franchise, with points awarded in the following manner:

Pick the winner and margin (13-plus or 12-under) = three points.

Pick the winner only = one point.

Pick all results correctly including margin: one bonus point.

Super Rugby week two:

Highlanders vs Reds, Crusaders vs Hurricanes, Chiefs vs Brumbies, Blues vs Sharks

*Margin is based on the classic 12-under or 13-plus format.

Super Rugby 2019: Newshub tipping competition, week two