***This post was written by Scotty C***
The Super Rugby Semi Finals are upon us and we have two cracking local derbies ahead this weekend featuring the Chiefs v Crusaders on Friday morning and the Stormers v Sharks on Saturday afternoon.
The big talking point for us proud South Africans is the Stormers v Sharks from Newlands. The Sharks thumped the Reds in an emphatic performance last weekend and are undoubtedly the form team. The Stormers however, topped the overall log to secure the home advantage and have been incredibly hard to beat this season. The bookie is leaning towards the Stormers, giving them a 3 point handicap but, again, this could present value on the Sharks to win in the match bets. Where’s your money going?
The Crusaders dominated the Bulls in Christchurch last weekend and this week they travel to Waikato to take on the Chiefs. The home team might have topped the NZ log but they were shaky in their last couple of games and this has the bookie favouring the Crusaders, who have an incredible ability to perform when it matters in Super Rugby. Who do you think will triumph in derby?
I sat down with Rugby Gurus Tank Lanning and Gareth Rosslee to have a look at this weekend’s matches. Check it out and get your bets in!!