Rugby: Breaking Down the Super League Playoffs

Dumont WalkerSenior Analyst IMay 12, 2009

With spring in full swing here in the United States, rugby playoffs are heating up. This weekend, the Rugby Super League kicks off their postseason, and there are some interesting things that will kick off across the country. As usual, we are bringing in our favorite rugby experts from Heavens Game to give their thoughts on the Super League playoffs. And, if you look closely, you may just see something extra in this preview.

Let's start with a look at the Chicago Lions, who are traveling to take on Life University.

This weekend sees the Chicago Lions travel (Red No. 4) to play the top seed from the Blue side of the draw, the unbeaten Life University running Eagles (Blue No. 1) at 2 pm EST.

Of all of the matches to predict, this is the simplest. Life University will be too strong on their home ground for the Chicago Lions. Life have, for the most part, strolled through their games. Chicago are coming of another long road trip to San Francisco, where they were touched up 44-20 by San Fran.

Life warmed up for the finals with a 54-14 hammering of Boston RFC.

Heavens Game caught up with Dumont Walker, from the leading sports opinion site, to glean his insight on the game.

Walker's thoughts: "Chicago put together a solid season, but they are about to run into a buzz saw that is Life University."

Walker's thoughts on Life: "In their first year back in the RSL, Life has left their mark on every team they've played. Want to know why Life has done so well this season? Simple—look at their points allowed column."

Walker's prediction: "Their defense is too tough for the Lions to crack."


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