Super 14′s tale of terror and hope

Leading Vodacom Super 14 teams the Crusaders and Waratahs could finish as low as seventh if disaster struck and they were not to get a league point in their last three matches. The Cats, on the other hand, have a best case scenario of 9th.

XtraMsn’s Duncan Johnstone has whipped out the calculator and done every kind of equation to add spice to the weekend’s match-ups.

Here’s what he came up with

CRUSADERS
Current position: 1st
Best possible finish: 1st
Worst possible finish: 7th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Stormers, away
5 May: v Bulls, away
12 May: v Brumbies, home

WARATAHS
Current position: 2nd
Best possible finish: 1st
Worst possible finish: 7th
Remaining games:
28 April: v Highlanders, away
6 May: v Chiefs, away
13 May: v Hurricanes, home

HURRICANES
Current position: 3rd
Best possible finish: 1st
Worst possible finish: 10th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Chiefs, home
5 May: v Reds, home
13 May: v Waratahs, away

BRUMBIES
Current position: 4th
Best possible finish: 1st
Worst possible finish: 12th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Reds, home
6 May: v Highlanders, home
12 May: v Crusaders, away

BULLS
Current position: 5th
Best possible finish: 1st
Worst possible finish: 12th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Sharks, home
5 May: v Crusaders, home
13 May: v Stormers, away

SHARKS
Current position: 6th
Best possible finish: 1st
Worst possible finish: 12th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Bulls, away
6 May: v Stormers, home
12 May: v Force, home

CHIEFS
Current position: 7th
Best possible finish: 1st
Worst possible finish: 12th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Hurricanes, away
6 May: v Waratahs, home
13 May: v Blues, away

BLUES
Current position: 8th
Best possible finish: 3rd
Worst possible finish: 12th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Cheetahs, away
6 May: v Cats, away
13 May: v Chiefs, home

HIGHLANDERS
Current position: 9th
Best possible finish: 3rd
Worst possible finish: 12th
Remaining games:
28 April: v Waratahs, away
6 May: v Brumbies, away
12 May: v Reds, away

CHEETAHS
Current position: 10th
Best possible finish: 3rd
Worst possible finish: 13th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Blues, home
6 May: v Force, home
13 May: v Cats, home

STORMERS
Current position: 11th
Best possible finish: 4th
Worst possible finish: 14th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Crusaders, home
6 May: v Sharks, away
13 May: v Bulls, home

REDS
Current position: 12th
Best possible finish: 4th
Worst possible finish: 14th
Remaining games:
29 April: v Brumbies, away
5 May: v Hurricanes, away
12 May: v Highlanders, home

CATS
Current position: 13th
Best possible finish: 9th
Worst possible finish: 14th
Remaining games:
28 April: v Force, home
6 May: v Blues, home
13 May: v Cheetahs, away

FORCE
Current position: 14th
Best possible finish: 10th
Worst possible finish: 14th
Remaining games:
28 April: v Cats, away
6 May: v Cheetahs, away
12 May: v Sharks, away