Stormers v Jaguares
Sunday 18th February, 12:05am AEDT – DHL Newlands
The Stormers have been dominant at home during the regular season over the last two years with a 12-3 record. Five of those six home wins last season were by margins of eight or more, posting 30-plus in all six of those regular season home victories. The Jaguares are just 2-7 all-time in South Africa with both those wins coming against teams no longer playing Super Rugby. The Stormers have won both all-time matches against their Argentine foes and with the Jaguares adapting under a new coaching setup a convincing win is on the cards for the Stormers.
BACK – Stormers -8.5
Lions v Sharks
Sunday 18th February, 2:15am AEDT – Emirates Airlines Park
Riding a four-game win streak against the Sharks, the Lions are expected to continue their winning run. The dominant South African team after back-to-back finals, the Lions have a squad full of Springboks with 12 on the books including an entire backline that turned out for the national team in 2017. The Sharks are in the throes of a rebuild under new coach Robert du Preez and while they should improve, a brutal first-up affair against the Lions will be beyond them.
BACK – Lions -8.5