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Waratahs vs Hurricanes Tips - Comfortable win predicted for Hurricanes

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Waratahs vs Hurricanes Tips


The Hurricanes have performed reasonably well this season but fortune has not favoured them in the tight contests. They should have far too much quality for a Waratahs side that has struggled all season. I’m backing the Hurricanes to cover the -22 handicap.

  • Waratahs have lost 11 of their last 14 home matches.
  • Waratahs have lost their last 8 matches.
  • Waratahs have a -158 points difference in their last 8 matches.
  • Hurricanes won their last match 41-22 against the Highlanders.
  • Hurricanes have won 5 of their last 7 matches against the Waratahs.

Head to Head


The Hurricanes have won five of their last seven matches against the Waratahs and the last three in a row. Their last match took place in 2019 Super Rugby where the Hurricanes won 20-19 in Sydney.

Waratahs Form


The Waratahs have endured an atrocious season in Super Rugby AU where they suffered defeat in all eight matches. This was aided by most of their top players leaving prior to the start of the tournament.

It has not been an enjoyable season for the Sydney-based outfit. They have had a number of huge defeats and a change of coach. During their eight Super Rugby AU matches the Tahs’ only managed to score 138 points whilst conceding a mammoth 292 points.

In their last match the Waratahs went down 36-25 at home to the Rebels. 

Waratahs Team News


In a surprising move the Waratahs have dropped one of their few star performers in Carlo Tizzano. He was the leading tackler in Super Rugby AU but he’s replaced by Charlie Gamble for this match.

Flyhalf Will Harrison has recovered from his injury and returns to the bench. Ben Donaldson will start at flyhalf. James Ramm is also out after dislocating his shoulder last time out. Mark Nawaqanitawase starts on the wing.

Hurricanes Form


The Hurricanes will be disappointed with how their season has gone thus far. They finished bottom of the Super Rugby Aotearoa table with two wins from their eight matches.

While the performances have not all been great, the Hurricanes have been somewhat unfortunate. A number of defeats have come by very slender margins so confidence won’t be too low in Wellington.

The Hurricanes did manage to end their season on a high with a 41-22 victory at home against the Highlanders. After a tight first half, the Canes pulled away in the second stanza with some scintillating rugby. 

Hurricanes Team News


Inside centre Ngani Laumape has been rested for this match with Peter Umaga-Jenson coming into the side. The recently signed TJ Perenara is unavailable at the moment as he has yet to return from Japan.

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When does Waratahs vs Hurricanes take place?

The match is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday, May 14.

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Verdict

The Waratahs have been found wanting this season especially on defence. With their best defender Carlo Tizzano not playing, I can only see one way traffic in this one. The Hurricanes are backed to cover the -22 handicap.

Best Bet: Hurricanes -22 Handicap @-107.53 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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