Super Rugby Aotearoa was where my money was at this weekend, and happily so.
The Blues took on the Highlanders on Saturday morning and, watching from the beginning, it was clear that there was value to be made in a total points bet. I wagered R1000 that the two teams would combine to score over 45 points, and the Blues’ ultimate 27-24 win saw me return R1900. I continue to enjoy both watching and betting on the Auckland side, who now go onto their bye week with a perfect (3/3) record since Super Rugby Aotearoa has begun.
A gut feel told me early last night to stay away from the Chiefs v Crusaders clash that took place early Sunday morning. The general consensus seemed to be the Crusaders to win by between 12-15 points, but I just didn’t feel that would be the case against the Chiefs who, despite their poor form thus far, had troubled them in recent years. The Crusaders’ only two losses in their previous 20 games, came at the hands of the Chiefs. The weather in Christchurch was wet too, and the occasion of a derby can never be overlooked. I decided to go for a low points scoring game in what I tipped on my Facebook page as a “slug fest”. The Crusaders hung on to claim an 18-13 victory and in doing so paid out my bet that the two teams would combine to score 53 points or less. The wager was another R1000 one which returned 1900.
Happy to be walking away from Round 3 of Super Rugby Aotearoa with 2/2. The further we get into the tournament, the more one feels that points bets are the way to look rather than results, as not much seems to separate the New Zealand sides at the moment.
Hope you folks had a great weekend