Mixed results in the Super xv last week. Stormers let me down big time, throwing away a 11 pt half time lead.
The early game on Friday is the Blues vs the Stormers. The Blues will be looking to bounce back from defeat to the Reds and have Jerome Kaino back in the side which is a massive boost for them. The Stormers however have lost 3 key players in flyhalf Peter Grant and Springbok partnership of De Villiers and Fourie, who are all out injured.
Early odds on pp are 2/5 for the Blues to win and a handicap of 6 pts.
Gonna back the Blues -6 at 10/11- €55 while that price is still available.
Also on Friday I fancy Harlequins to beat Stade Francais in the Challenge cup final. SF have been poor this season and were lucky to make the final. Single on Quins to win at 10/11 and also small bet on Quins -6 at 15/8 looks nice.
A shocking second half by the Blues last week allowed the Stormers to sneak an away win coming from 14 pts down.
Harlequins somehow managed to dig out a win in The Challenge Cup final so these things even out I guess..
Unreal turnaround by Leinster and hopefully some of you guys got a taste of that.
The Magners League final this weekend and the bookies are giving Munster a 2 pt head start..I am going to avoid this one as Leinster will have their tails up after Saturdays win and will want to finish off season in style. However Munster's record at Thomond speaks for itself and they will not want to finish the season empty handed so will be giving it everything and there is the added incentive of pissing on Leinster's parade. Should be a cracking game anyway.
Bets that I do fancy this weekend are
Montpellier +5 at 10/11- With Galthie in charge Montpellier will give anyone a game and won't get whipped by anyone, Racing havent been hugely impressive and upset could be on cards here
Toulouse at 4/7- game is on in Marseille and will be close but w/o Rougerie Clermont may struggle
Hurricanes -8 at 4/9- Force have left out some key players for this so see an easy victory for the 'canes
Stormers -8 at 10/11- Brumbies are very poor this year and Stormers will be on a high after last weeks win. Elsom also missing so Stormers pack will annihilate Brumbies upfront.
Accum of these results pays 7.5/1- €20 on that returns €165
Also €50 on:
Over 50 points in the Bulls/Cheetahs and Reds/Crusaders games
Reds Crusaders game on Sunday morning will be another cracker..Like the Munster/Leinster game very little in it but both teams will go for it. Fancy the Crusaders to edge it.