Richard Ferguson

The odds are in your favour

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 26 Jul 2012 at 09:01
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There are only two rugby matches this weekend, but the sporting world carries on with many other sporting codes to keep you busy, and potentially, make you money.

First and foremost, there are the semi-finals to consider, and this time of the year is always the best to make a few bucks. If you backed the Crusaders and Sharks last weekend, like I did, you would have made a few rand. And I can tell you know, if you back those two again, the odds are in your favour!

The first match is a New Zealand derby, and honestly, I can see it going only one way. Nothing can stop the Crusaders rampaging their way into yet another Super Rugby final. The Chiefs might have had a week off, but the momentum being carried by the Saders will be too much.

Chiefs – 17/10
Crusaders – 5/10

The second match is the big one for all South Africans, and for Sharks supporters, the offer could be too good to let by. Yes the Stormers are favourites, with the odds reflecting something like a 5 point head start for the Cape based team. We have discussed the Sharks’ chances at length, and if you thing the Sharks can pull it through, why not make some money in the process?

Stormers – 5/10
Sharks – 18/10

If you fancy a double, like me, you can land yourself with 33/10 odds on the Crusaders and Sharks winning, meaning you will win more than R300 for every R100 you bet. Not bad odds those, especially for only two matches going your way.

For other sporting odds, specifically looking towards the Olympics and the Proteas facing the Poms, click through to Marshalls at the top of the page, and have a look at what’s available. If you need any help navigating through, or do not understand the odds and what the risks are, drop me a mail and I will help as far as I can – [email protected]


  • I’m backing the Sharkies. Even though the Stormers will try to ready themselves for an early Sharks onslaught, I think in the back of their minds they think that the jet lag will be too much for the Sharks and this will be their downfall.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.07.12 09:08:42 by Letgo Reply
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  • This is a good weekend to back the Sharks.. Trust me on this..

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.07.12 09:32:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Off the topic but does anybody have info about the Sharks Medical Centre which was opened recently?

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.07.12 09:34:33 by MikeVS Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 1) : I like the fact that the stormers have been doing most of the talking. Hardly a peep from our camp. Always encouraging. Plus with the cape hype machine, all the pressure is on them really. Question. If we go 10 points up somehow, do they have the attack to fight back? Go sharks

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.07.12 09:39:12 by jako Reply
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  • @jako (Comment 4) : The Stormers have the abillity to pressure teams into making mistakes or conceding penalties. All it takes are 3 of those and the 10 point lead is cut to only 1.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.07.12 10:00:43 by Quintin Reply

  • @Quintin (Comment 5) : true, but all it takes is one Marcell hand-off and the lead is restored to 8. F*ck Im excited ❗

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.07.12 10:05:29 by jako Reply
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  • Stormers have proved in both the games they lost that they can’t chase a game. Should The Sharks build up a lead they should be able to hold on to it as long as they stay disciplined near the red zone on defence and not give Grant or Pietersen any shots at goal.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.07.12 10:11:08 by KingRiaan Reply

  • ok, so where do I place my bets?

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.07.12 10:11:47 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 8) :

    Click on the Marshalls link at the top of the page, next to the Sharksworld logo.. create an account.. and away you go..

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.07.12 10:15:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Way of topic but:
    Is there any place near the Vaal Triangle (game farm etc) other than Jhb/Pta zoos that have Tigers?

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.07.12 10:21:16 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : Who do I talk to about approving my profile pick? 😀

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.07.12 10:22:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 11) :

    Me.. 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.07.12 10:23:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) : Thank You 🙂

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.07.12 10:25:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : ah ta 😉

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.07.12 11:07:05 by Uli Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 1) :

    😆 😆 😆 I’m sure the guys don’t go into every tackle thinking “I don’t need to tackle as hard because these guys are jet lagged”.

    Whoever plays the best brand of rugby will win. Forget about the other crap.

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.07.12 11:09:37 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 15) :

    I actually agree with you!

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.07.12 11:10:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 15) : that is very true and i don’t buy this crap that we played our final last week when we won the reds. if it was a bridge too far for us to win, then we shouldn’t have. we will be there to take the game even if it is on the skin of our teeth.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.07.12 11:26:33 by jovner Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 15) :
    You don’t have to think it before every tackle and you don’t even have to say it or say that you think, but if in the back of your mind you think the other team will tire at some point and you’ll then be able to get through their tackles easier or won’t have to tackle that hard any more, it will be enough to influence your level of play. That’s what I think anyway.

    But you’re right, the team that plays the best on the day should win.

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.07.12 12:04:50 by Letgo Reply
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  • @MikeVS (Comment 3) : What kind of information do you need.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.07.12 12:07:45 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 5) : That and clear forward passes being ignored, ja…

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.07.12 12:41:58 by Ice Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 19) : Just wondering where it is, I presume it is for the public (specialising in sport related injuries etc), what services do they offer…

    Just sounds interesting, is it similar to Sport Science in CPT?

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.07.12 13:28:07 by MikeVS Reply

  • @MikeVS (Comment 21) :

    Here is the opening covered by Sharksrugby:

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.07.12 14:08:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Very very interesting fact:
    Summary of last 4 weeks of Super Rugby (Stormers and Sharks)

    Stormers Sharks
    Tries For Tries Against Opp.
    3 2 Lions Bye
    1 0 Cheetahs 4 1 Bulls
    2 3 Rebels 4 0 Cheetahs
    Bye 3 2 Reds

    6-5 11-3
    Sharks outscore the Stormers 11 tries to 6 in the last three matches played by each team.
    Sharks boast a better defensive record, 3 tries to 5…

    Soos ons in afrikaans sê : ‘Die een is in die sakkie!!’
    English: ‘This one is in the bag!!’ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.07.12 14:10:23 by fouriedr Reply

  • @fouriedr (Comment 23) : Never count your money while youre sitting at the table, there will be time enough for counting when the “game” is done!! :mrgreen:

    Pasop daai sakkie mag ‘n gaaitjie inhê.

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.07.12 14:55:45 by Volstruis Reply

  • @Volstruis (Comment 24) : Haha! 🙂 Ek het gekyk en ek sien nie `n gaatjie nie. Maar ja, dalk is die sakkie bietjie moeg, mens weet nooit!

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.07.12 15:00:06 by fouriedr Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 22) : Thanks Richard, looked at the webiste this am expecting to see an article but niks.

    Interesting, Sharks are always looking at ways extending their brand and adding value in any way they can.

    When I changed positions at High school I approached the Sharks for advice on what strengthining exercises and they helped me out for free.

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.07.12 15:39:24 by MikeVS Reply

  • @fouriedr (Comment 25) : Aplon het ‘n klein gaaitjie nodig om julle skade te bring jy moet mooi kyk….hahaha ‘n sakkie wat moeg is gaan maar sukkel om sy job ordentlik te doen.

    Have to agree interesting fact on tries leaked the last few matches that is somewhat of a concern to me!!!

    Well may the BEST BAG win :mrgreen: ❗ Good luck

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.07.12 16:04:01 by Volstruis Reply

  • Eish!

    I’ve been down this sad road before. Hyped up supporters start writing off the opposition before the game only to come down hard later. 🙄

    The Stormers are a quality side with every objective factor in their favour – Sharks will have to play amazing rugby to beat them.

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.07.12 18:32:04 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 28) : You and me both, you-and-me-both 👿

    Sadly it’s exactly what Mega says about us Sharks fans, all of a sudden tons of fans on here commenting on how wonderful the Sharks are, but they were all missing after the Lions game.

    Fair weather fans sucking on that Helium called pride, feet nowhere near terra firma. 🙄

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.07.12 18:45:25 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 29) : ’tis why I’m hoping for a Chiefs win tomorrow, to shake everyone back to reality

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.07.12 18:47:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 29) :
    I wouldnt go quite that far. Some fans feel more of a need to blog in tough times when they are unhappy (anyone seen klempie or siorc lately?) and some may feel the urge to post more in happy times, when they have more to say.

    I dont have an issue with either, provided that after you take the step of posting, it would be better to post in both good and bad times – cos supporters shouldnt vary in their support based on results.

    My issue, with both old and new posters, is that we shouldnt suddenly write our team up and disregard the achievements of this Stormers team, who in making 2 consecutive SR knock-offs and only losing 2 games this season, have shown that they are consistently good performers.

    Writing off their attack seems silly to me considering that none of us made fun of this exact playing style when Jake White used it to win a WC. In the face of all the pro pretty rugby critics, we said that the discipline and ferocity of our side was a different kin of beauty to behold.

    No different for the Stormers now – a very god side who will take some beating.

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.07.12 19:50:14 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 31) : “…a very god side…”!?

    I think you take your Stormers worshipping too far, Feesh… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.07.12 20:29:04 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 32) :
    😆 😳

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.07.12 23:16:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 31) : Agreed to a certain extend.

    Especially after good results I sometimes sit back and wonder. What`s the use of all of us patting each other on the back? ( “JP`s the best in the world” followed by I agree times 50 LOL )

    We`re mostly sharks supporters here so there`s nobody except for maybe Zib to chirp after a good result for us.
    It`s no real use congratulating the players here on a good performance cause we don`t know for sure if they ever visit this site.

    After a disappointment however we all come up with suggestions as to how to improve our situation. It makes for better banter material! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.07.12 07:39:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 34) : I most definitely feel we have a Table mountain to climb (mainly due to the travel factor) – so I won’t be overly disappointed if we don’t take the Stormers tomorrow.

    However based on how the guys have been playing for the past matches I am quietly confident that the guys can pull off an upset and make Super history – be the first team ever to win a playoff / semi after travelling twice across the Indian.

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.07.12 08:46:14 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Original Pierre (Comment 34) : Zib, Megy, Ludz, hendrik, lots of potential (Megs and Zibbie are the most fun though)

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.07.12 08:47:50 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 35) : I won’t put money on it, but this team has the potential to make even more history than that

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.07.12 08:50:02 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @Die Kriek (Comment 37) : Let’s take it game by game

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.07.12 08:59:25 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 38) : Thank you – the experienced Sharks supporters by now have learned not to get overly excited about what the Sharks will or won’t be doing on match day.

    It all depends on the day, bad calls from the ref, off day on the park for the players – food poisoning 😈 ; you just can never say what’s going to happen on game day.

    Best enjoy the game of rugby for what it is supposed to be – brutal blood sport 😆

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.07.12 09:09:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Anyone know somebody that can organize a couple of swarms of bees? Seems to motivate our players in big games!

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.07.12 14:08:51 by Bite me Reply

    Bite me
  • Bet365 are giving 6.00 for the Sharks to win the comp…

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.07.12 14:24:51 by klempie Reply


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