Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Taking the Kids to the Rugby and Other Waratah Cock-Ups

The Rolling Maul took the boys (aged 6 and 4) to the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday afternoon, their first time seeing the Waratahs in action. Just as well it was a good match, because off the field, Waratahs management and administration have a lot of work to do

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Super Rugby Tipping and Betting Guide 2014 - Part 2 - The Contenders

Every team in every sport claims to be a chance of making the semi finals, but mathematically that simply can't happen. All sports have their winners and losers. Most teams are there to make up the numbers and fill up the TV schedule so that the teams with the biggest drawing power and revenue base can increase their ever-growing on and off field power. It's the reality. Consider it checked and live with it.

In Part 1 of this guide, we looked at the Super Rugby also-rans, those teams which never fail to over promise and under deliver. Now in Part 2 we examine which teams are a realistic chance of doing something to get their supporters, punters, tipsters and the TV executives excited...

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Trying the Super Rugby Fantasy Thing

Like tipping comps and betting, fantasy sports have evolved as yet another way to immerse oneself even more into the intricacies of one's preferred sport. Australian sports have been slow off the mark in getting fantasy leagues up and running, Rugby even more so, but that's changing. And fast. So fast that even the Rolling Maul has its own dedicated fantasy Super Rugby competition*.