Saturday, 26 January 2013

Super Rugby Tipping and Betting Guide 2013

Is is that time of year already? Yes it is. For those who like their Rugby season to never end, their wish has almost come true. Super Rugby in 2013 is kicking off a week earlier than 2012, to accommodate the Lions tour, which was earlier than the year before that and the year before that. Expect to spend your Christmas lunch in front of the TV following the Rugby anytime now.

So the Rugby will be hotter than ever, but that's really only a reference to the temperature. It's 45 degrees celsius outside as I write this and Australia's eastern seaboard is ringed by bushfires. Down the road at Moore Park, the Waratahs are having a training session which will come in really handy when they're playing in the slush and wind of New Zealand's South Island. 

But how will the other teams cope with the early start? Will the Lions tour prove to be a blessing or a curse for the Australian teams? And will Sonny-Bill Williams' departure lead to cheering or wailing (or whaling?) in the streets of wherever the Chiefs come from? All this and less is revealed in this year's tipping and betting guide...