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Super Rugby Picks: Can Canes topple conference-topping Chiefs in crucial derby clash?

This week's picks were almost cancelled until we realised we were safe on our couches making bold claims so check in and see who the TVNZ sports buffs are backing!

Jordie Barrett beats Chiefs centre Tumua Manu Source: Photosport

How it works: TVNZ sports buffs will chip in their picks for matches involving New Zealand sides each round with a correct result worth two points and a correct margin a bonus point.

Scoreboard: Waters (37), Lloydy (35), Downs (33), Hall-Smith (31), Reich (30), McKenzie (29), Preece (26), Dayal (25), Knuckey (24), Prendiville (23), Saville (21), Heveldt (21)

Week 7

Chiefs v Hurricanes
Blues v Lions
Sunwolves v Crusaders
Jaguares v Highlanders

Zion Dayal - 1 NEWS Sport Producer

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 1-12
Blues v Lions: Blues 1-12
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 1-12

Kimberlee Downs - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Chiefs 13+
Blues v Lions: Blues 13+
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+

Matt Hall-Smith - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Chiefs 13+
Blues v Lions: Blues 13+
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12

Guy Heveldt - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Chiefs 13+
Blues v Lions: Lions 1-12
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+

Brodyn Knuckey - 1 NEWS Sport Online Producer

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Chiefs 1-12
Blues v Lions: Blues 13+
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+

Maddy Lloyd - Breakfast Reporter

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Chiefs 13+
Blues v Lions: Blues 13+
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+

John McKenzie - 1 NEWS Reporter

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Chiefs 1-12
Blues v Lions: Blues 13+
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+

Dewi Preece - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Chiefs v Hurricanes: DRAW!
Blues v Lions: DRAW!
Sunwolves v Crusaders: DRAW!
Jaguares v Highlanders: DRAW!

Michelle Prendiville - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 1-12
Blues v Lions: Blues 13+
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 1-12
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+

Josh Reich - 1 NEWS Online News Editor, (2019 Champion)

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Hurricanes 1-12
Blues v Lions: Blues 1-12
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+

Andrew Saville - 1 NEWS Sport Presenter

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Chiefs 1-12
Blues v Lions: Blues 13+
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+

Victor 'the Predictor' Waters - Breakfast Sport Producer - LEADER

Chiefs v Hurricanes: Chiefs 1-12
Blues v Lions: Blues 13+
Sunwolves v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Jaguares v Highlanders: Jaguares 13+