Super Rugby Round 14 picks: 'I think the Highlanders could spank the Waratahs' - Sav and Stephen reunited in the tipping hot seat

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The NZ streak is on the line twice this week and another local derby nears as well - plenty of action for the TVNZ crew to ponder!

1 NEWS Sport's experts break down this week's action.
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How it works: TVNZ sports buffs will chip in their picks for matches involving New Zealand sides each round with some adding a little insight into their thinking. A correct result will give them two points and a correct margin a bonus point!

ROUND 14

Hurricanes v Reds
Blues v Crusaders
Waratahs v Highlanders
Sharks v Chiefs

Matt Hall-Smith - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 1-12
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Sharks 13+ - "Sorry Chiefs, but way too many injuries and rested All Blacks. This is a Sharks side who thrashed the Highlanders two weeks back!"

Guy Heveldt - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 1-12
Waratahs v Highlanders: Waratahs 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Chiefs 1-12

Brodyn Knuckey - 1 NEWS NOW Sport Producer

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12 - "Highlanders aren't taking this lightly knowing that first half performance from the 'Tahs could come around again. Full strength squad should be too much for NSW."
Sharks v Chiefs: Sharks 1-12

Faleatua Malili - 1 NEWS NOW Sport Producer

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+
Blues v Crusaders: Blues 1-12
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Sharks 1-12

John McKenzie - 1 NEWS Reporter

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Sharks 13+

Michelle Prendiville - 1 NEWS Sport Producer

Hurricanes v Reds
Blues v Crusaders
Waratahs v Highlanders
Sharks v Chiefs

Josh Reich - 1 NEWS NOW Homepage Editor

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Sharks 1-12

Andrew Saville - 1 NEWS Sport Presenter

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+ -"One way traffic."
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12 - "The Southerners need a win to stay in touch. 'Tahs last week were an aberration."
Sharks v Chiefs: Chiefs 1-12 - "With all their big guns missing, my head says Sharks, but I have an inkling some of the Chiefs "part timers" will be well up for it."

Tamati Rimene-Sproat - Seven Sharp Reporter 

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+ - "Go long Canes!"
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Chiefs 1-12

Stephen Stuart - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+ - "Ho hum. I'll be watching the Warriors."
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+ - "The Crusaders might trail early but as the Blues bench brings no impact, the end result looks oh too predictable."
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Sharks 1-12 - "With so many players missing this week, I don’t think the Chiefs mana will be enough to get them home."

Victor Waters - Breakfast Sport Producer - LEADER

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 1-12
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Sharks 1-12

Abby Wilson - 1 NEWS Sport Reporter

Hurricanes v Reds: Hurricanes 13+
Blues v Crusaders: Crusaders 13+
Waratahs v Highlanders: Highlanders 1-12
Sharks v Chiefs: Chiefs 1-12

Scoreboard: Waters 91, Rimene-Sproat 90, Saville 86, Malili 83, Heveldt 80, Knuckey 77, Reich 76, Stuart 76, Wilson 74, Prendiville 69, Hall-Smith 66, McKenzie 63

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