This week will also boast some exciting football with selectors announcing the NSW State of Origin team as early as Monday night, following the final game of the round and Queensland the following evening – No doubt individual players will be performing at their best!
The match of the round will be the local derby between the Broncos, who had an emphatic win over the Storm last week and the Titans who had a bye in the split round.
Two weeks ago it would have been an easy win for the Titans, but having not played last week, while the Broncos had a confidence boost over the Storm, it won't be an easy pick.
What makes this match so interesting is the sheer number of players from both sides striving for an origin jumper. On the authors count, there are at least 15 players who could make a serious tilt at Origin, particularly given the injury concerns around some key NSW & QLD regulars.
In other matches
â€¢ Dragons to beat the Bulldogs
â€¢ Brisbane over the Titans
â€¢ Warriors over the Cowboys
â€¢ Knights to win away over the Roosters
â€¢ Storm over Canberra
â€¢ Tigers to win at home over the Rabbitohs
â€¢ Panthers over the Sharks
â€¢ Sea Eagles at home over the Eels
Super14 Round 14
It's a blockbuster (and nail biting) weekend for Australian supporters of the Super14 competition.
This week, the Waratahs and Brumbies play two well performing teams in a bid to make the semi-finals while the Reds need a win and a miracle to place in the top 4.
The Brumbies kick off proceedings in Christchurch against the Crusaders and just two hours later the Waratahs take on the Hurricanes in Sydney. Losses by both the Waratahs and the Brumbies could result in no Australian team in the finals.
â€¢ Brumbies over Crusaders in Christchurch
â€¢ Waratahs to beat the Hurricanes in Sydney
â€¢ Sharks over the Force in Durban
â€¢ Blues over the Chiefs in Auckland
â€¢ Reds in Brisbane to beat the Highlanders
â€¢ Cheetahs over the Lions in Bloem
â€¢ Stormers over the Bulls in Cape Town
No Australian team in the Super 14 Finals! With the Rugby World Cup next year, its strangely, but the two are not correlated – Super 14 results and World Cup winners.
And that is not unlike the Christian world view. Christians sin and fail, as Paul the Apostle says, we get caught up doing what we know we should not be doing. Yet, because of Jesus and His work on the Cross, we're forgiven, made clean and are final victors through Him! Strange as! But true!