Super Rugby 2012: 4 Teams Guaranteed to Lose in Round 12

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Super Rugby 2012: 4 Teams Guaranteed to Lose in Round 12
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Super Rugby Round 12 features must-win games, potential upsets and what could be some close contests.

Last week, the Hurricanes and Sharks both got themselves back into the playoff discussion with wins.

The Sharks were solid against the travelling Highlanders, while the Hurricanes won pretty comfortably over the Blues, whose downwards spiral is continuing.

The Crusaders and Bulls both solidified their cases for fourth and fifth places by doing what they do best.

Meanwhile, the race to the Australian conference continues to baffle pundits, with Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies now gone for the season after a compound ankle fracture. Honestly, while I'm no doctor, compound seemed like rather a euphemism.

To make things interesting, while the Reds did lose, they are demonstrating signs of peaking at the right time.

Once again I went four for four in my picks, so I'm now at 35 out of 44 for the season. What are the safe bets for Round 12?

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