It was an awful weekend for teams from the South African conference with only the Lions coming out victorious in their match against the lowly Waratahs.
The Jaguares and Sharks came close to securing to wins in in New Zealand against the Highlanders and the Chiefs, respectively, but ultimately the home sides prevailed. The Bulls didn’t fare any better against their Kiwi opposition. The Crusaders are now the second New Zealand side to travel to Pretoria and comfortably account for the home side so the Bulls won’t be looking forward to their upcoming trip to Australasia.
Taking into account the above, as well as previous results, RugbyPass have put together a comprehensive ranking calculator based purely on objective metrics.
How good is a team at winning away from home? How well do they travel between South Africa and Australasia (and vice-versa)? Do they escape with wins by the slimmest of margins or do they often put their opposition to the sword? All this and more has been factored into the calculations to determine an accurate measure of how Super Rugby’s teams are performing at this point in the season.
Check back each week to see which teams are trending upwards and which teams are treading water.
Without further ado, here is the Super Rugby Form Gauge for round 13 of the season.
- 14th is the Waratahs’ lowest ranking of the season.
- 15th is the Sunwolves’ lowest rank of the season.
- This is the first time since Round 5 that a team on a bye week has fallen in the rankings – in this case, it’s the unlucky Stormers.
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