2018-04-16 by Phantom
M1. Bulls v Rebels
If the Bulls repeat what they did to the Sharks last weekend they will beat the Rebels well. John Mitchell has got the men from Pretoria playing good rugby and their levels have lifted lately. The Rebels relinquished a big lead to the Jaguares in Melbourne and they should battle here despite an improved season overall.
M2. Leinster v Scarlets
For the Scarlets to be in the Champions Cup Semi-final is an amazing feat. They have been full value too but their fairytale story looks set to end at the hands of a very strong Leinster team. It may be hard fought but Leinster have a habit of getting across the line in hard games.
M3. Sharks v Stormers
The Sharks reminded their fans that there is always a nightmare around the corner. The last time the Stormers played they suffered a forgettable afternoon at the hands of the Lions. Both teams need a win badly. If the Sharks are at their best, they will win.
M4. Brumbies v Jaguares
The Brumbies started well against the Highlanders before the might of the men from New Zealand kicked in. The Jaguares will take huge heart from their gallant win over the Rebels. This could go either way with the Jaguares having a good chance of another win down under.
M5. Racing 92 v Munster
Play as wide as you can afford in this second Champions Cup Semi-final. Racing have the class. Munster have the know-how. Munster took some of their big players to Bloemfontein last weekend and they only just escaped with the win. The travel factor could kick in. For that reason, Racing are narrowly fancied.