Apart from their champion center Conrad Smith, the Hurricanes are a bit short of talent this year. They lack the depth which is normally characteristic of New Zealand rugby teams. The Crusaders were hopeless against the Blues last week but don’t expect this bad form to continue. They have a host of champion All Blacks who will bounce back this week now that the cobwebs have been cleared out of the closet.
Competition: 2013 Super Rugby
Event: Hurricanes v Crusaders
Location: Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Date and time: Friday 8 March 19:35 (Wellington), 14:35 (Macau)
Big Jim’s bet: Crusaders to win.
See you back here at wgm8.com for tomorrow’s tip.