Richard Ferguson

Crusaders, Bulls tipped to win


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 16 Feb 2011 at 07:56
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With the start of the Super Rugby season upon us, let’s have a look at what the bookmakers say regarding their favourites to win the inaugural competition, along with the conference favourites.

Overall winner odds:

Crusaders – 3/1
Bulls – 7/2
Stormers – 8/1
Hurricanes – 9/1
Waratahs – 9/1
Reds – 10/1
Blues – 14/1
Sharks – 16/1
Brumbies – 20/1
Chiefs – 22/1
Rebels – 60/1
Force – 80/1
Lions – 90/1
Cheetahs – 100/1
Highlanders – 100/1

On to the individual conference winner:

Australia:

Waratahs – 18/10
Reds – 3/1
Brumbies – 3/1
Force – 7/1
Rebels – 12/1

New Zealand:

Crusaders – 8/10
Hurricanes – 9/2
Blues – 9/2
Chiefs – 6/1
Highlanders – 20/1

South Africa:

Bulls – 8/10
Stormers – 2/1
Sharks – 3/1
Cheetahs – 20/1
Lions – 20/1

From the above you can see that the Sharks are clearly not favourites to do well this season, and that if you believe the Sharks will do well, now is the time to climb in and make some money.


31 Comments

  • Thats what they said in the 2010 CC as well….
    And looked what happened then………..Alll of them were 😳 😳 😳

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.02.11 08:03:29 by SharksRTB Reply
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  • Good Luck to the Stormers. You are once again labeled as a big contender and favourite. 😆

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.02.11 08:05:14 by SharksRTB Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 2) :

    WP Media must have infiltrated the Bookmaking scene. 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.02.11 08:07:03 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • My favoutire bet from this article would be the Blues to win the NZ conference.. good value there!

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.02.11 08:07:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sharks are dead centre in 8th position. Good, I dont like the favourites tag.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.02.11 08:08:59 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : To their detriment….

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.02.11 08:09:44 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) :

    …you have to be a gambler to back against the Saders Rich ! 😎

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.02.11 08:32:54 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I can get 11 to one on Bulls top SA conference coupled with SA win world cup !!

    Yeah, it`s a long shot :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.02.11 08:39:01 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 7) :

    I am a gambler…

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.02.11 08:51:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 8) : I can get Cheap Black Golf Shirts that have the the All Black logo on the chest that has been altered to say “4 more years”. I’ll take those.

    I wouldn’t take your bet. 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.02.11 08:59:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Well, if you consider that the Sharks finished 9th last season, then the bookies have taken their resurgence in the Currie Cup into account and moved them up in the pecking order to the mid-table. Still, i reckon with their settled squad and two decent flyhalves (something we’ve always lacked)the Sharks will make some decent money for the toters.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.02.11 09:16:56 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Stormers above the Waratahs and Reds at 8/1? That’s a bit generous. 😐 I also think the Hurricanes are a bit overrated on that table… Put money on the Reds, they’ve been killin everyone in their warm ups…

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.02.11 09:19:48 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Sharks at 16/1 could be very good value.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.02.11 09:38:00 by Speed7 Reply

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  • Let’s see how the rebels go in their game vs tahs..

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.02.11 09:47:31 by bergshark Reply

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  • I see Rob Houwing on N24 has done an article and says the Sharks will lead the way for the SA teams.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.02.11 16:22:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 14) :

    They will do much better than any of the previous newcomers IMO.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.02.11 16:23:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : I agree, Force, Highlanders and Cheetahs will compete for the wooden spoon.

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.02.11 16:26:31 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 17) : Definitely bottom of the conferences but for the overall log.

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.02.11 16:27:29 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 17) :

    I tend to agree, although the Highlanders and Chiefs will be giving each other a good go IMO.

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.02.11 16:30:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Still think the stormers can beat crusaders in nz.
    The centre combo of jean div /j fourie / j d j ,is better than fruean/sbw..
    And I would start with elgar watts @fh.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.02.11 16:36:41 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 20) :

    JdV/Fourie better than Fruean/Williams????? 😯 😯

    That is one that i think will change everytime they meet.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.02.11 17:02:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 20) : Carter will be all over them . . .

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.02.11 17:12:19 by Original Champion Reply
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  • Going to be a helluva scrap for top spot in SA conference.

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.02.11 20:33:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 20) : Think we had this chat before. But let me just say again, I don’t agree with you here.

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.02.11 01:48:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 20) : Watts looked pretty average against boland. What do you think is gonna happen if he plays opposite dan carter?

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.02.11 01:50:57 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 25) :

    Get’s smoked ! 😎

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.02.11 03:18:07 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 20) :

    😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.02.11 03:18:56 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : He’s more like gonna be evaporated!

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.02.11 03:39:48 by Ben Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 27) : So HH I haven’t asked you this yet. Which NZ team do you support?

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.02.11 03:41:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 29) :

    Hahahahaha !

    The Southern most franchise Ben ! 😎

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.02.11 06:06:32 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 30) : Come again?

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.02.11 06:47:15 by Ben Reply
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