The Super Rugby tipping competition is back, after a one-week hiatus of sorts for fairly obvious reasons.
The pundits all made their picks, but the Crusaders v Highlanders cancellation and the Chiefs vs Hurricanes draw means we'll toss that round in the bin and go fresh into week six.
That means the standings remain the same. A duel between the men with two first-names is fast-developing, with Ross Karl and his immaculate beard/fade combo still sitting atop the table, and Oliver Richard AKA Ollie Ritchie hot on his Hush Puppies, just a solitary point adrift.
This round sees complete uniformity among the winners selected, but as we've come to find out, it's in the points margins where true champions are made.
That said, all five of our team have backed the Highlanders and the Hurricanes by 12 and under, with daring John Day's 13-plus prediction for the Canes the glaring – and rather bold - exception.
Here are the details for week six.
And here's how the table (still) looks.
- Newshub tipping competition, week one
- Newshub tipping competition, week two
- Newshub tipping competition, week three
- Newshub tipping competition, week four
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: five bonus points.
Super Rugby week five:
Chiefs vs Hurricanes and Highlanders vs Crusaders.
*Margin is based on the classic 12-under or 13-plus format.