Richard Ferguson

Sharks favourite to lift Currie Cup

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Currie Cup, Original Content, RWC 2011, Tri Nations on 2 Aug 2011 at 14:13
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There is quite a bit of rugby on at the moment, with the big World Cup starting in just over a month, as well as a good few football leagues kicking off in a matter of weeks. So here is a quick look at where the odds are standing in each competition.

First of all, we look at the Currie Cup, with the Sharks and Western Province off to good starts and are deservedly favourites:

Sharks – 5/2
WP – 7/2
Cheetahs – 4/1
Lions – 5/1
Bulls – 11/2

The Tri Nations trophy is a two horse race with New Zealand and Australia the only countries with a realistic chance of lifting the trophy:

New Zealand – 1/4
Australia – 5/2
South Africa – 33/1

The 2011 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month, and the odds have been changing in line with the form shown in the Tri Nations so far, and is sure to show more movement as the Northern Hemisphere teams kick off their warm ups this weekend:

New Zealand – 15/20
Australia – 7/2
South Africa – 6/1
England – 13/1
France – 20/1

For those that enjoy the round ball, I have included a selection of the top two leagues in the world:

La Liga:
Barcelona – 6/10
Real Madrid – 13/10

English Premier League:
Man Utd – 18/10
Chelsea – 5/2
Man City – 7/2
Arsenal – 8/1
Liverpool – 10/1
Tottenham – 40/1

If you would like us to cover any other sporting codes, drop me a mail – [email protected]


  • Richard please give me a quick but a”dummy’s guide” to what those odd mean – I haven’t a clue :oops:

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.08.11 14:29:53 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 1) :

    Think of the odd as a percentage..

    Say a team is 2/1 to win.. for every 1 rand you bet, you win an extra 2 rand.. thus a 200% return on your bet.

    If a team is 1/2, the return is 50%, which means you will collect R150, should you place a R100 bet.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.08.11 14:32:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • If all else fails, refer to my original article on how to gamle:

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.08.11 14:34:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • the thing is that the sharks are always favourites at the beginning of any season :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.08.11 14:40:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • I fancy a little treble bet here:

    New Zealand to lift RWC
    Man Utd to win EPL
    Sharks to win CC

    Should get myself a nice little 15/1 bet, now thats a steal!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.08.11 15:20:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : For the bookie, yeah :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.08.11 15:22:41 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 6) :

    What could go wrong? LoL!

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.08.11 15:23:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • wpw! Put a tenner on Liverpool :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.08.11 15:24:53 by Rahul Reply

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  • The odds on SA at the World Cup are bound to improve once everyone stops crying like little wussies and realizes that we will always be a force in world rugby and we’re always a good bet in World Cups…I’m putting money on my boks

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.08.11 21:17:31 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : Richard I can’t seem to find your famous piece on no risks gambling for people who want to get rich fast. :cry:

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.08.11 21:17:59 by beet Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 8) : You might as well chuck that tenner in the bin :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.08.11 21:19:00 by beet Reply

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