Super Rugby 2019: Ross Karl goes all-in on Blues in Newshub tipping competition

Rugby editor Ross Karl will be sweating on the Blues again this weekend, as he tried to defend his lead in the Newshub Super Rugby tipping competition.

After seven weeks of the season, Karl holds a slender two-point lead over sidekick Ollie Ritchie, with seven more back to sports presenter Andrew Gourdie.

He picked up valuable points over his closest pursuer, when the Blues beat the Stormers last week and he's upped the ante on his faith in the Auckland-based side, when they take on the Waratahs on Saturday.

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All five of our contenders have picked exactly the same outcomes - except Karl has backed the Blues to finish 13 points or more clear at Eden Park.

"This is the week they click," he insists. "This is the team they can click against.

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"And they've got consistent selections - that's what happens when you win three in a row."

Will that confidence pay off?

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