Argentina v New Zealand Rugby Betting preview

Argentina v New Zealand rugby betting preview – rugby championship, Argentina +14 skybet, New Zealand -2 williamhill

This is the penultimate game of the tournament for New Zealand and it’s been a long season. They’ve been by far the best team on the planet and they only have one more hurdle to jump before securing the inaugural rugby championship title; if they beat Argentina here by any score, then South Africa can’t catch them in the table.

For any of you adventurous sorts that are thinking about a punt on Argentina to win this game at 15/2, we would have you cast your eye at the 22/1 on South Africa to win the championship outright in Betdaq. If you’re backing the Argies here, then look at putting some cash on that because if they win, South Africa will have the World Champions at home in the last game where a bonus point win would allow them to mug the all blacks on the finish line. The 22/1 would be slashed for sure.

All things considered though, we think New Zealand will want to simply ensure the victory so they don’t have to get too worked up for the next game in South Africa. On the basis that they only beat South Africa by 11 at home and the fact Argentina will be massively up for this, (and that New Zeland only need any kind of win) – the handicap looks a risk too far and Argentina +14 in skybet is far more attractive. Both sides are close to full strength and it’ll more than likely be pretty attritional

We’re taking a small bit of that +14, but our main bet is New Zealand to win by 1-12 points at 2/1 in stanjames(8/5 and 6/4 elsewhere). It’s hard to see them scoring rake loads of tries against a fantastic Argie defence at home, and there’s a bit of rain knocking about aswell which will suit Argentina.

Rabo Pro12 Betting – Round 5

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting Fixtures Round 5

Rabo Pro12 Match betting

Fri 28 Sep
19:00 Dragons v Edinburgh
19:05 Blues v Ulster Cardiff BBCW/BBCNI
19:35 Warriors v Zebre BBC ALBA
20:00 Connacht v Leinster TG4
Sat 29 Sep
18:30 Ospreys v Munster S4C/RTE
19:05 Treviso v Scarlets SportItalia

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting, GMT 18:30 Ospreys v Munster S4C/RTE, Munster +4 Ladbrokes, Ospreys -1 Bluesquare

This is a small bet for us as it’s a bit unpredictable. Ospreys beat Scarlets away last week but that Scarlets side are nothing special. Munster hammered Dragons but despite the 20 point winning margin they were disjointed and messy at times, and had Dragons taken their kicks it would have been much tighter. You can see by the space between the handicaps that the bookies are having just as much trouble nailing this one down.

Munster were hammered here last season and for that reason we’re backing Munster +4. It’s not an exaggeration to say that these two teams dislike each other in the extreme and Munster have the better players and will have the greater motivation.

Verdict; Munster +4 in Ladbrokes ( +2 in most other bookies)

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting, GMT 19:00 Dragons v Edinburgh , Dragons +1 Bet365, Edinburgh +1 stanjames

This one isn’t televised so not one to get too worked up over. The market has already moved on this – yesterday Dragons were -2 in places but it has contracted to a point where Edinburgh are rightly favourites, but there’s still some Edinburgh +1 around and it should probably be taken. If you line up the opposition fifteens there’s few positions that Dragons have the better players in and they don’t have a ten that can kick either. Visser is back for Edinburgh along with a few Scottish internationals, and they really should be winning games like this.

Rather than bet the handicap and sit there sweating over Edinburgh on the road, we’re backing trys coring machine Visser to get a try anytime. Against a team and defense like the Dragons, and in his form, the 15/8 in paddypower looks very generous (6/4 elsewhere).

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting, GMT 19:35 Glasgow Warriors v Zebre , Glasgow -17 Williamhill, Zebre +20 Boylesports (bbc scotland)

The handicaps on this game are quite undecided as you can see above, and it’s hard to pick a winner on either. If this were Glasgee’s first team you’d be all over the -17 but they have a number of debutants and new combinations all over the team and there’s a look of experimentation about the side.When they played Connacht last week they were a bit sloppy even with the regulars, so it would be wrong to risk your cash on them beating the handicap here. On the other hand, you couldn’t back Zebre to stay in the handicap either.

One avenue towards profit that we like is backing Sinoti Sinoti (he’s so good they named him twice) to get on the anytime tryscorer sheet for Zebre. He’s not usually on the wing, but he’s elusive and up against a few young lads who are starting their first game for Glasgow. They should be meat and drink to the old dog Sinoti x2 and he’s a very big priced 9/2 in skybet (shortened in williamhill to 7/2 so someone else is backing him) to score a try at anytime – Zebre will score a try or two tonight and he’s most likely to be on the scoresheet. If you haven’t already joined sky, you get a free tenner bet with no deposit needed, and he’s well worth using that free bet on tonight.

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting, GMT 20:00 Connacht v Leinster , leinster -6 bluesquare, Connacht +7 Boylesports

This one has banana skin written all over it for Leinster. Connacht could well have beaten Leinster twice last season and they’ll be up for this game as much as they were for Harlequins in the Heineken cup last season.

There’s no doubt that the smell of blood has been in their nostrils since the teams were announced yesterday, with Leinster missing leaders like O’Driscoll, Cullen and Sexton. Kearney makes his first start of the season and he’ll be rusty. Madigan is quality but Cooney was diabolical last week against Edinburgh and with three rabid Connacht men charging at him from the get-go, tonight is no night for Cooney’s daisy cutting passes. Madigan will be clattered tonight repeatedly if Cooney continues his form. Looking at the pack and Auva’a (had to copy and paste that name as usual) at eight is not the right man for this game, and Jennings as captain will be a busy man holding it all together. The only real standout from leinster’s pack is Cian Healy on the bench.

Connacht meanwhile name a solid enough side for them, with Dan Parks (still can’t see the logic in that signing) starting at ten. Assuming he’s on form with the boot (he’s not much of a passer) this will probably be a one score game come 80 minutes. Henshaw at fullback is an odd pick by Elwood as he’s a centre, and it’s a choice that doesn’t really make alot of sense. It’s likely that Schmidt will tell Madigan to kick more than usual tonight and target him, and this weakness could be the winning of the game for Leinster.

The handicap doesn’t really appeal here at all, and with the weather set to be wet and windy (not as much as usual), the -6 available on a bland looking Leinster team has me wrinkling my nose and saying no thanks. These games are more often than not very tight, and Leinster rarely beat connacht by much. Leinster have a far better bench than Connacht and that should win what will be a tough game for them.

There’s two bets on this game that look value. Leinster are biggest 7/4 in stanjames to win by 1-12 points (as low as 6/4 elsewhere). As mentioned it’s probably going to be a dirty night in Galway and leinster look a bit weak in the starting line, but the bench is quality and the likes of Healy, Ross, Cronin and Toner will all have a positive impact. Connacht could win this of course if Leinster lose the head, and they’ll come out all guns blazing from the first whistle. Based on their likely all action start, and the fact they’ll choose the wind if they win the toss, there’s good value betting in the halftime/fulltime Connacht/leinster at 6/1 in Skybet and elsewhere. Connacht will start fast and hungry looking to unsettle the European champions, and if they are ahead by halftime Leinster will be able to reel them back in. This should be a cracking game – not pretty, but compulsive viewing nonetheless.

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TOP14 Rugby Betting, Round 7

TOP14 Rugby Betting preview round 6

Top 14 Rugby Fixtures- all times GMT
Friday 28/09
19:50 ASM Clermont Stade Français
Sat 29/09
17:30 SU Agen Union Bordeaux-Bègles
17:30 Grenoble Racing Métro 92
17:30 Montpellier Castres Olympique
17:30 USAP Mont-de-Marsan
19:45 Toulouse Rugby Club Toulon
Sun 30/09
16:05 Biarritz Aviron Bayonnais
Rugby Match Odds

Top14 Rugby Betting GMT 19:45 Toulouse v Rugby Toulon, Setanta Sports, canal+ . Toulouse -9 10/11 Stanjames, Toulon +11 10/11 Paddypower

The handicap on this has been up and then down over the course of the week with rumours circulating that Toulon were sending over a second team. It turns out that they haven’t; yes it’s not their first team, but cast your eyes over the bench for Toulon and you’ll see some serious strength – Van niekerk, Hayman, Armitage (the good one), Giteau, Palisson, and Chris Masoe to come on and run through people. Looking at the starting 15’s, there’s no massive gulf in class, and Toulon are going to send Bastareaud running a the 18 year olf Fickou at inside centre from the get-go.

Toulon are unbeaten and Toulouse have been all over the place all season so far. There’s just no justification for +11 to be ignored with that bench and current form. Paddypower are the only one with +11 probably because they were first out with handicaps and have pretty big liabilities with early movers moving for the -12 they had available, based on the erroneous rumours.
There’s one other pick that is a daft price and it’s rare i’d tell people to back this but back it you should; The halftime/fulltime Toulouse/Toulon is a whopping 16/1 biggest in Paddypower, and should definitely get the fiddlers in your pocket. With revenge in mind, and an awesome bench this should never be so big.

Main pick – Toulon +11 paddypower: value bet of the weekend – Toulouse/Toulon ht/ft and a frankly ridiculous 16/1

Top14 Rugby Betting 19:50 GMT, ASM Clermont Stade Français, Setanta Sports, canal+ . Clermont -16 10/11 Ladbrokes, Stade Francais +18 10/11 bet365

The handicap has been getting bigger on this one since Thursday as Stade Francais are sending over a weakened side missing Parrisse, Contepomi and with Porical on the bench. Clermont are missing Rougerie and still have to make do with backrow injuries. Cudmore starts in the second row and i’m often hesitant whenever I see him starting games as he’s simply a liability. It’s a hesitancy overcome easy enough though when you remember how poor Stade Francais are on the road. Nalaga and Sivivatu on the wings just spells tries against a semi-committed Stade Francais setup, and the weather is set to be fine. It’s hard to imagine Clermont not getting a bonus point which means scoring three tries more than Stade. That’s fifteen points plus a conversion or two, and a few penalties and when you think about it like that the -16 starts to look far more attractive. Add to that the fact that Stade are leaderless and the main man Porical is on the bench, and you have a good bet on the -16.

The Pick here is Clermont -16 in Ladbrokes (-17 and -18 everywhere else )

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Rugby Betting Preview South Africa v Australia

Rugby Betting preview – Rugby Championship South Africa v Australia, 4pm GMT Saturday 29 September

Rugby Betting Preview – This game is at altitude, Australia are crippled with injuries, and South Africa are on the end of a seven game losing streak to Australia – something’s got to give here. South Africa have never lost to Australia at loftus stadium since 1933, and the points stats are are – Played 5; Won 5; Points for 161; Points against 87; Tries for 17; Tries against 9; Average score 32-17. Right then!

South Africa come into this game with two losses in the bag after two games that they should really have come much closer to winning. Against Australia they fell apart in the last 20 as has been common in most of their games this season. Against the All Blacks they again waned when it really mattered, and let a game slip away from them that they really should have been contesting right up to the final whistle. So what does this week hold then? We’re not a massive fan of stats to indicate future results and relying to much on them is just lazy when it comes to rugby betting – there’s far too much else that matters that stats don’t tell you. However it’s hard to marginalise the above Springbok stats at Loftus against the Wallabies, and this weekend it’s a weakened Wallabies team without Genia, Cooper, Horwill, O’Conner, Timani, Mitchell, Pocock, Kepu, Palu etc.

Meanwhile the Springboks have finally taken Morne Steyn out for a man who could be in the South African ten spot for a long time in Goosen. Goosen’s passing is better than Steyn’s and he looks for holes before kicking away possession, and Pienaar at nine should take much of the of kicking pressure off him. The Springbok pack is also very big while not sacrificing mobility, and Hougaard is well capable on the wing despite being familiar to many as a scrumhalf; there could be decent odds on anytime tryscorer for him if the bookies aren’t wide to his abilities.

So in our opinion this Wallaby ship is sailing into a perfect storm here. They have major Injuries that would hugely impact any international team and the Springboks are coming off a seven game losing losing streak hungry for revenge. There’s optimism in the Springbok camp with a nice injection of youth, and there’s also the altitude factor to consider. We’re backing South Africa here to end the losing streak and beat the handicap.

Our betting pick here is Springboks at very best -5 in Stan James at 10/11. Most bookmakers are offering -7, and some, (like bet365), are giving the -7 at 5/6 and 4/5 – indicating that they’re expecting it to go out even further. It’s with a fair degree of certainty that we say the -5 will not last long. With all of the above it’s tempting to speculate on a hammering and go for big odds on a big handicap. But while this may be the logical conclusion of the ‘perfect storm’ mentioned above, England during the summer reminds us that South Africa have a tendency to ease off, especially if they’re well ahead.

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Rugby betting Championship teams;
South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jean de Villiers (c), 12 Frans Steyn/Jaco Taute, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Marcell Coetzee, 20 Elton Jantjies, 21 Jaco Taute/Juan de Jongh, 22 Pat Lambie.

Australia- TBA

Rugby Betting Weekend Review Sep21-23rd

Rugby betting Review – Premiership Rugby, Rabo direct Pro12, Top 14, Sep21-23rd 2012

Rugby Betting Weekend Review – English Premiership Round 4.

Aviva Premiership Rugby Results
Sale 19-29 London Welsh
Gloucester 29-22 Wasps
Leicester 9-22 Harlequins
London Irish 29-22 Bath
Northampton 37-31 Worcester
Exeter 14-12 Saracens

We had an excellent weekend of Aviva Premiership betting, with four of our five main bets coming in. You can see that betting preview here.

On Friday London Welsh rode the good feeling from beating Exeter last week to shock alot of people by not only staying within the 13 point start, but also by putting the bookies predictions off by a total of 23 points by winning 29-19. The +13 on Welsh was our tip for this game. They stormed into a big lead and Sale had no answer, with complacency looking to be the main culprit. Sale are now four losses from four and look set to miss out on the top 6 even at this early stage. Away to Bath next week, their woes look set to continue. London Welsh are at home to Gloucester and that could be a tricky game to call.

Gloucester beat Wasps 29-22 and we had tipped the Gloucester -4. Gloucester should have been 15-20 points ahead in this game by half time but inability to convert and sloppy passing meant they kept Wasps in it. Wasps just about deserved the bonus point. Had you been viewing our forum, you would have picked up on the Elliot Daly anytime tryscorer tip, which came in at 4/1 when he scored a brilliant individual try. Small note on Gloucester- Ben Morgan looks to be set for a more defensive role than England use him for. Quite often he’s the man clearing out rucks and securing ball as opposed to attacking and standing in the backline, so stay away from the tryscorer bets on him for a while.

Harlequins beat Leicester by 13 points in the big game of the weekend, and we had tipped Quins +7 very strongly. This was our biggest paying game for the weekend, with the predicted Quins ht/ft also landing at 7/2. The 1-12 punt was out by a point as the margin finished up on 13, but we were more than happy with our 2 hours work! Tigers had no answer to the more settled Quins side, and they missed Tuilagi and Waldrom starting as we mentioned. Leicester play Exeter next week and expect them to bounce back in a big way in an attempt to put this game behind them, and as revenge for the beating they got down there towards the end of last season. Quins are at home to Saracens and Quins should take that one too.

Just a note on the Premiership outright market– Quins are a biggest 9/4 (2/1 elsewhere) in Skybet to finish the Regular season top of the pile and with 19 points from 20 they look the strong favourites to top the league table yet again. Despite this they are still joint favourites with Leicester, who they have just comprehensively beaten away from home. The biggest you can get for them to win the league is only 11/4, so you’re definitely better off backing them to win the regular season (i.e.top of the league before the playoffs, like they were last year). If you fancy a long term punt this is one of the best by far we’ve seen so far this season, and the 9/4 surely won’t be there after they play a Saracens team in the doldrums next week (if they win). You can get a free no deposit needed ten pound/euro bet by clicking this Skybet link. Skybet are the only sportsbook giving you a free sports bet for no money down these days.

Moving on, London Irish made us very happy with a 29-22 win that brought home both of our tips for this game – London Irish +2 and London Irish for the straight win at 6/4. It was the backline that made the difference here with Humphreys able to run it much better than Shingler, with Tomas O Leary having a good game too. It felt slightly risking backing a team that had conceded 123 points in three games but we were confident they had the tools in place to beat a Bath side that has yet to finish turning the corner.

Our pick on Northampton was to take the -14 and we lost this one, with Northampton only winning 37-31. We got everything right about this game except the last 20 minutes. We picked out that Burrell would have a big game running at a disjointed Worcester line with Carlisle at centre and that proved to the case with him scoring two tries in five minutes. Unbelievably, Northampton led by 37-3 at one point in this game, and to be frank we were already counting our money when disaster struck. Northampton saw that they had the bonus point, and simply ceased competing for anything. Credit to Worcester for scoring four tries in the second half but this was an abject final 30 minute Northampton display and one that re-enforces the notion that many have, that they’re just not a champion side. Although Leicester did let Worcester back into it a little a few weeks back, so it’s possible we’re not giving Worcester enough credit. Either way, I’m sure Mallinder was furious. The lesson for us all here is stay away from large Northampton handicaps. Over the past couple of years, there’s noticeably something unpredictably different in the psychology of this Northampton team compared to other teams in Europe. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it is for us punters. Avoid big Northampton handicaps at all costs- they either struggle to get the bonus point try, or pack up the effort when 5 points are in the bag.

We were a bit hazy on the Exeter v Saracens game with the looming torrential rain, opting mainly to go for a small punt on the half time exeter/full time Saracens at 13/2. And it was almost the perfect bet but for some questionable decision making from Saracens players and coaching staff in the second half. We roughly predicted the general chain of events in this game, with Farrell kicking waywardly and a strong bench coming on in the second half. The problem was that Hodgson wasn’t brought on to kick until the final fifteen minutes; five minutes after Farrell had missed yet another potential game-winning penalty that was very kickable. Then, in the endgame 8 metres out (remember it was pissing rain and blowing a gale at this point and no time for elaborate passing) Brits crazily decides to duck inside two tackles and try a miracle pass round the corner to Borthwick that Sammy-sticky-hands would have had trouble holding on to. This was all despite Hodgson standing back waiting for the drop goal pass, in acres of space 22 metres out. Baffling stuff really, and there looks to be too many chiefs and not enough Indians at Saracens because somebody should have showed some leadership and said we’re going for the easy-enough drop goal. Hodgson is well capable and it would have won them the game.
(Ps- Sammy sticky hands is a fictional character entirely made up here for descriptive purposes. Any resemblance to childhood friends in the real world is wholly co-incidental)

But despite the fact that Brits’ scrumcap may be too tight, and he can’t do his sums (going for a try when they only needed three points), this loss was down to McCall yet again persisting with picking Farrell to kick penalties. We’ve been banging this drum since June and we’ll bang it again- his passing and kicking is woeful and has been for the past four months. You have to question what on earth McCall is at when he’s starting him in hugely pressurised environments like last week in a huge game v leicester Tigers (where he missed five easy penalties), and this week away at a tough Exeter side. The management have got three points from the past two weeks when they would have had eight had Hodgson started. The moral here is that Sarries management is getting rotation all wrong (leaving Borthwick and other senior players on the bench from the start yesterday) and getting the Owen Farrell rehabilitation all wrong. If he starts Farrell away at Quins next week (which he probably will, to keep heaping pressure on the kid), then it’s hard to see anything other than a Quins win.

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TOP14 Rugby Betting, Round 6

TOP14 Rugby Betting preview round 6

Match Odds

Top 14 Fixtures
21/09 19:50 Aviron Bayonnais v Stade Toulousain
22/09 14:00 Rugby Club Toulonnais v Castres Olympique
– 17:30 Union Bordeaux-Bègles v Montpellier Hérault Rugby
– 17:30 ASM Clermont v Grenoble
– 17:30 Mont-de-Marsan v SU Agen
– 17:30 Stade Français v USAP
– 19:40 Racing Métro 92 v Biarritz Olympique

Top14 Rugby Betting Bayonne v Toulouse 7.50pm GMT, Setanta Sports, canal +. Toulouse -4 Ladbrokes, Bayonne +5 Bet365

Bayonne have only won once in their first five opening games, with their one win coming at home to the away-day-duds Stade Francais. The four losses have all been by 1-12 points which at least shows they’ve been competitive to a point. Last week they lost 25-18 to a Racing side that always looked on top of things and always looked the better side.

Toulouse were well beaten last weak by a fired up Perpignan team that never gave them a chance to get into the game. Pure pace and tempo blew Toulouse away and it was all over by half time. Toulouse are strangely out of sorts of late. They’re like an old gigalo who knows he can get it together but is too proud to take viagra but they’ll buck up and get down to business sooner or later. It’s funny how the Ospreys have also had a horrible start to the season after winning the Rabo Pro 12, and Toulouse have had a very similar experience after winning the Top14. For us Rugby bettors, the question for us simply when will they get their act together and give us some consistent form.

It’ll likely be this weekend where things start to come around for them. Noves has made six changes in response to the hiding they got last week – (34-20 flattered them), most notably Picamoles being replaced by Nyanga. This is a statement that the hangover is well and truly over and things need to chage right now. Nyanga also looked a new man coming off the bench last week, and he looks leaner and faster than he has for years. The big new French prospect Fickou (19 years old) starts in the centre and by all accounts he’s one for the future. This could be just what Toulouse need to inject some fresh blood into the old warhorse. I’ve been burned a few weeks now by Toulouse but Bayonne showed nothing last week to make me want to back them for anything more than a losing bonus point, and Toulouse will have been ridden sideways this week by Noves in training.

Expect Toulouse to get back to winning ways- 1-12 is biggest in Ladbrokes at 6/4 ( 7/5 elsewhere). It looks short but it’s that short for a reason. If you want something slightly bigger, williamhill have Toulouse 1-10 biggest at 7/4. Another possible big priced punt here is Bayonne ht/ Toulouse ft at biggest 13/2 in Paddypower. Toulouse have been slow starters in their opening games, and that could continue tonight if they play conservatively and Bayonne look to start with a bang. Toulouse as usual have the bench to win it in the second half if they’re behind. As a saver, the Bayonne ht/ft is 4/1 in sportingbet and betfred and if you disagree with the above and believe Toulouse are still in the doldrums, then this is excellent value. It’s as low as 5/2 in ladbrokes.

Result – Toulouse 35-6. Bayonne scared out of their wits from first to last and allow Toulouse walk all over them. Big problems for them this year.

I’ve had a long look at the rest of the weekend’s TOP 14 rugby and to be honest nothing really stands out. The handicap in the Clermont game is high but there’s bad weather forecast so no real confidence there. Castres away at Toulon have a 13 point start and ordinarily you’d fancy them there but they’ve a bit of an experimental backrow in place that could go great or awful for them. Perpignan look the best of a bad bunch at +7 in bet365 away to an injury ravaged Stade Francais. Perpignan have their own injuries but were simply brilliant at home to Toulouse last week beating them 34-20, and could have won by much more. There’s nothing but home advantage in Stade Francais’ favour. The 3/1 available in bet365 for the win is quite tempting too.
You couldn’t back montauban or Agen either way the way they’re playing lately either.

That leaves us with Racing Metro best -6 in Bluesquare v Biarritz at 740 pm GMT. I’ve yet to make my mind up on this one but I think Racing could be good for a decent sized win here. racing were excellent last week away at Bayonne and could do some real damage at home. Head on over to the forum if you have any views yourself, and check back tomorrow for our picks on the Racing game.

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Rabo Pro12 Betting – Round 4

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting Fixtures Round 4

Rabo Pro12 Match betting

19:05 Scarlets v Ospreys BBCW
19:35 Warriors v Connacht BBC ALBA/TG4
20:05 Zebre P – P Ulster
Sat 22 Sep
18:15 Leinster v Edinburgh RTE/BBC ALBA
18:30 Blues v Treviso S4C
20:00 Munster v Dragons TG4

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting, GMT 19:05 Scarlets v Ospreys, Scarlets -7 Stanjames, ospreys +10 Bwin

I’m sure many have been tempted to dive straight into this one and back the Scarlets to beat the 7/8 point handicap based on recent results. And I have to admit it flitted through my own head as being a no brainer. But let’s put the brakes on for a second and have a think here. The Ospreys have a new coach and are undoubtedly in transition, and that always takes a few games to settle down. Looking back at their three losses, there’s clear evidence of a major lack of concentration and a fair bit of bad luck. They missed three kicks your granny would have knocked over against Treviso, and Biggar also butchered two try chances, along with screw-ups by others. Against Glasgow last week you could see them losing patience when the first breakaway try went in and Glasgow are a good enough team to scent blood when it presents itself and go for the jugular. Against ulster there was maybe a bit of laziness in thinking the game was won, and the Ospreys have always had a tendency to get ahead of themselves a bit and let things go to their head.

Speaking of things getting to your head, if you take a trip over to the scarlet-land you can marvel at optimism oozing from every board member’s post. What a turn around from last season, when they couldn’t put handy games away and few players looked arsed aside from Murphy in the backrow. What has changed? Well, one major thing has – the excellent Manchild North is playing regular rugby for them. If you take him away (and he’ll be gone off to Welsh band-camp soon enough), and things get that bit trickier for the Scarlets who are no world beaters i’m sorry. He’s making ground in contact, sprinting away from tired mortals with superior conditioning, and drawing more defenders than Jonah Lomu used to. And who have they beaten besides a decent Glasgow side? Heineken Cup champions Leinster? no sir, a second team full of kids and Connacht team that disintegrated in the second half and with many injuries of their own. There’s something just not sitting right with all of this Scarlets optimism- they’re pretty much the same team as last year and once teams start closing down the space and shackling North, fortunes will likely change. We’ll see.

Weather is set to be good for this game and you’d expect a high scoring game if Biggar has his act together this week. Scarlets will probably win this one but I wouldn’t touch the handicap which could go either way – it’s a derby and the Ospreys will want to show they’re still the number one team in Wales. Scarlet’s 1-12 is the pick at biggest 9/5 in Bet365. You can get North at a very big 7/4 in Ladbrokes for anytime tryscorer too. When you look at paddypower, they have north as tight as 11/2 to score two or more tries so that backs up the thinking that there’s value in them thar ladbrokes hills for the North anytime try – they’ll have him running at little defenders all night long when he’s not lurking on the wing like a big manchild bully.

Result- Ospreys 23, Scarlets 16. Ospreys as predicted wanted this more and are the better side, but we expected Scarlets to squeak a win. They probably would have if Priestland could kick his penalties. George North got a try at the end to put us in profit. At first glance the try was one of the oddest ever awarded but on closer inspection of the rule book,

22.4 OTHER WAYS TO SCORE A TRY.
g) Player in touch or touch-in- goal. If an attacking player is in touch or in touch-in-goal, the player can score a try by grounding the ball in the opponents’ in-goal provided the player is not carrying the ball

So there!

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting, GMT 19:35 Glasgow Warriors v Connacht, Glasgow -12 bluesquare, Connacht +14 skybet

Glasgow had an excellent win away at the Ospreys last week, in strangely similar fashion to their hammering of cardiff away last season in the Rabo Pro 12. They seem to be perpetually underestimated and that looks to be the case again here looking at the handicaps. Connacht have made eight changes and put out a very inexperienced and young looking side, with alot of untried combinations and players out of position. The lineout will get very little ball too with Naoupo playingout of position, and the centre’s have a bit of a turnstile-y (for want of a better word!) look about them.

Glasgow make a few changes, but look solid as usual and with the likes of Swinson looking to impress off the bench, there won’t be much of a let up. If they could score three tries away to the Ospreys, they can do more than four at home to this Connacht team. With good weather forecast for this one, if Glasgow concentrate on getting the ball wide early I fear a hiding for the brave men in green – a big one.

Recommendation here is to take the handicap before it goes out even further, -12 in bluesquare (13 and 14 elsewhere). If you’re feeling adventurous (and we certainly are), then you can get Glasgow -28 at 5/1 under handicap betting 6 in Ladbrokes. The equivalent 5/1 in paddypower is -31 so if you fancy a hiding Ladbrokes are your man here. Glasgow will be seeking a bonus point win, and will more than likely get one. Throw in a few penalties and the Connacht yellow card that paddypower are expecting (only 4/11 for a sin-binning), and you have a recipe for a big win. DTH Van Der Merwe is a bit short for us for anytime try at 11/10 biggest paddypower, but he’s your best bet for a tryscoring punt.

Result- Glasgow 27 – Connacht 17. Connacht played out of their skin tonight with a very green looking side. It wasn’t supposed to rain, but it did. Glasgow missed a few kicks and Connacht scored a beautifully crafted try when it looked like the floodgates would really open for Glasgow. One of those nights for sure, but DTH van Der Merve saved our bacon on our tryscorer pick. As mentioned int eh forum, we had a small stake on the 11/2 on two or more tries for DTH aswell.

Rabo Pro12 Rugby Betting, GMT 19:05 Leinster v Edinburgh, leinster -15 paddypower, Edinburgh +17 stanjames

Leinster beat Edinburgh here last season by 54 points to 13 and the side Edinburgh sent over was by no means weak. Leinster have the evergreen duo of Darcy and O’Driscoll (try scorer last week) back in centres, along with a heavy experienced pack and the excellent Nacewa at full back. They’ve had an iffy start to the season and they’ll want to put on a show for their home crowd and start gearing up for the Heineken cup opener in a few weeks. They’ll have their eyes firmly set on a bonus point here and they’ll probably get it.

Edinburgh have rested the scoring-machine Visser entirely which I find a bit odd considering they have the Dragons next up which would have been the perfect opportunity to rest him- maybe they’ve all got money on him being the season’s top scorer again and didn’t fancy him for a try tonight in Dublin…He’s replaced by Tom Brown who is back from injury. Brown is a decent sort, good defender and good going forward, but he’ll definitely be rusty here and Leinster will target that.

Edinburgh will come out here as competitive as they always are and looking at the +17 in Stanjames you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a gimme based on recent Leinster form. But I just get the feeling that Leinster’s season starts in earnest here tomorrow night and i’ll be backing them to beat the handicap -15 10/11 in paddypower. We haven’t learned our lesson from Glasgow either and we’re going to have a small nibble of Leinster -30 at 5/1 in Ladbrokes (it’s 10/3 in Paddypower for the same bet). As above, Leinster are going to want to make a statement here tonight, and with fine weather forecast and a big home crowd they should pull away with 20 to go. A few sprinkles on top to take us over the 30 and pay for saturday night beers is eminently doable.

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Rugby Betting Premiership Rugby Round 5

Premiership Rugby Betting round five fixtures

Friday, 28 September 2012
Northampton v Wasps, 19:45ESPN
Worcester v London Irish, 20:00
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Bath v Sale, 14:15
Leicester v Exeter, 14:15ESPN
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Harlequins v Saracens, 14:00skyskysports1
London Welsh v Gloucester, 15:00
Current Match betting

Premiership Rugby Betting Bath v Sale, 14:15, Bath -8 boylesports, Sale +10 williamhill

It’s a shame for Olly Barkley that this game isn’t televised – i’m sure something would have been organised had the move to Racing Metro not been at such short notice. As it is Bath will no doubt raise their game for his send off and we can’t see anything other than the Bath win – it’s a strong side, with Attwood back in the starting lineup, and he was key to most of Bath’s big wins last year. They’re simply a far better team with him in it.

Sale are missing Gray and Peel (who are no great loss on recent form), and on paper look good for a losing bonus point. But there’s a massive lack of cohesion here and you’d expect deep down they’ll not be thinking that tomorrow will be the time to turn the ship around. Expect lots of points in good weather. Stephen Donald rocks up at inside centre and if you’re looking for a tryscorer bet look no further- he seems to always manage to pop up and get one on sunny days. He’s best 16/5 in paddypower, and I have to confess i’ve stuck a fiver on him at 25/1 to get two or more in the same shop. Sale morale and form suggests there’ll be plenty of tries here.

Main Bet- Bath -8 at 10/11 in Boylesports for a decent send off for Barkley

Premiership Rugby Betting Leicester v Exeter, 14:15ESPN Leicester -9 stanjames, Exeter +11 skybet

Exeter were somewhat fortunate last week to beat Saracens and leicester were beaten by 13 points at home by Quins. At face value, there’s not a whole lot current to say either team will overcome a handicap that on first impressions looks a little high. But we need to delve a bit deeper. Looking back to last season, Exeter caught Leicester off guard at welford road, and beat them well in Sandy park. General thinking would have you believe that revenge for last year and the need to bounce back from last weeks mullering by Quins will see Leicester over the line here handily enough. But this Exeter side can take plenty of corporal punishment and they can give as good as they can get (see what I did there?…..no? nevermind, tis late).

There was a blip at home against London Welsh, when Exeter found themselves out in the clear calm ocean after 20 minutes instead of too-ing and frowing in a storm, and they didn’t know how to handle it twice so early in the season- Sale a few weeks previous had been much easier to run away with as it was so unexpected. But they’re over that blip now, they name an almost full strength side, and they’re well capable of beaitng this Tigers side again. There is very little to suggest that backing Tigers on the cap here is a good idea; they’re off form, they haven’t scored a try in two games, Flood is off form, their backs have yet to really gel and they’ve lost alot of impact with no Allen, no Tuilagi the younger, and no Tuilagi the elder. So where does that leave us?

Leicester 1-12 is your percentage pick based on their prestige in the league and reputation,but to be blunt, we want more. Either team could win this and it will be about who wants it more. Exeter can take advantage here of the amount of Leicester injuries and two tough physical games against Quins and Saracens. I would suspect that there’s not much enthusiasms….enthusiasms in the Leicester changing rooms for the sight of Exeter’s big abrasive ball playing pack manning up tomorrow. They could and should win if they want to really make a statement- by beating Sarries and Tigers back to back?!- you know every one of them will be salivating over the thought of it.

Main pick is Exeter +11 in skybet. (+10 elsewhere) We’re also backing Exeter at a very big 9/2( it should be around 3/1)on the 1-12 winning margin in Ladbrokes. If you really want a good value speculative punt for small money, try Exeter ht/ft at 7/1 in Williamhill for small money and interest. This should be tight and could go either way, the margin and ht/ft above are both value bets.

Premiership Rugby Betting Northampton v Wasps, 19:45, Northampton -9 boylesports, Wasps +11 williamhill

ESPN
You can look at this game one of two ways. One – Mallinder will have given Northampton a tough time during the week and said under no circumstances do we concede late scores again. Or two, Northampton stick to their usual unpredictability and leave the final score dangerously close to the handicap. Despite the thread we started in our forum about Northampton and big handicaps, the minus nine that is available is on the small side of that definition. Northampton’s side is as strong as last week’s, with just as able a bench. That bench will doubtless have been told that capitulation is not an option this week no matter how far they may get ahead of Wasps. With Myler starting the conservative game plan will be to build an early lead and then go for tries. With Robinson starting for Wasps, the gameplan will be to kick every sniff of a three pointer from anywhere on the park, and hang on in there as best they can.

With Southwell still missing Wasps are still vulnerable at full back and last week’s game at Gloucester will have taken it out of them. They worked hard, but they were slightly fortunate to have come away from the shed with a losing bonus point. Northampton are a better side than Gloucester, and they’re playing a weaker Wasp’s side, and Wasps are playing two tough games on the bounce on the road. They’ll target Christian Wade’s channel, and they’ll finish far better than Gloucester could last week. Waaps will aim his Wade at opposite man Artemyev who is suspect defensively, and the inexperienced Wilson at full back – but whether Wasps see enough ball to make serious inroads is unlikely. They should be competitive in the lineout however, so perhaps all is not lost for Wasps – no tryscorer odds appeal for Wade though.

Our betting pick here is the Northampton handicap -9 10/11 in Boylesports (-10 and -11 everywhere else). Mallinder will want a good win for his unbeaten side, Wasps are weakened with more injuries, and the Northampton defense will be the focus after giving up four tries in the final 20 minutes last week.

Premiership Rugby Betting Worcester v London Irish, 20:00, Worcester -3 skybet, London Irish +4 Paddypower

Not televised.
Tough game to call this, and it’s not televised so we won’t dwell too long on it. There’s not much opportunity presenting itself with a tough handicap to call, and winning margins being very tightly priced. First impressions are Worcester should take this 1-12 points but the biggest you can get that is 7/4 in stanjames. Worcester name a stronger side to last week, and London Irish have virtually the same side from their win against bath. Looking at this logically, Worcester managed to score 4 tries away at Northampton last week in the last 20 minutes, while London Irish have conceded over 140 points in four games. And London Irish have a tryscoring backline that will score five pointers. So following this line of thinking, and with good weather forecast and two capable kickers, the overs on points is probably your best bet here if you must have a punt. but we’ll have to wait and see how those lines shape up as they’re not out yet.

EDIT: The points line is out and it’s around 41-43. There’s a bit of confusion about the weather with bbc saying a small bit of rain, but three other sites including the met office saying clear and fine. This is probably one to steer clear of as Worcester might try to keep things very tight, but on the other hand both are scoring tries. We’ll probably leave it alone, but if forced, we’d say over 42 points in bet365 at evens.
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Premiership Rugby Betting Rd 4 Preview

Premiership Rugby round four fixtures

Current Match betting

Fri 21st Sep
20:00 Sale Sharks v London Welsh
Sat 22nd Sep
15:00 London Irish v Bath Rugby
15:00 Northampton v Worcester
15:15 Gloucester v London Wasps Sky
17:30 Leicester v Harlequins ESPN
Sun 23rd Sep
14:15 Exeter Chiefs v Saracens ESPN classic

Premiership Rugby Betting 20:00 Sale Sharks v London Welsh, Sale -12 blue square, L welsh +14 paddypower

(no tv coverage)
Unusually for a Friday night there is no televised game with this one only available on radio (or live at the stadium). Sale come into this game having lost their opening three games to teams that finished in the top five last season – beaten well by Exeter and Quins, and beaten at home by Saracens by seven points. The losing bonus point that they picked up in that game was a little fortunate, but they did show a bit of endeavour and they do have a good looking 1-15. They’re best 12 point favourites in bluesquare here against a London Welsh side that shocked many people beating Exeter at the death by a point last week.

That win against Exeter was a strange one. Exeter raced into a 14 point lead but then crumbled psychologically and played possibly the worst rugby they have since the start of last season. Listening on the radio, one could almost feel them teetering between believing that they’re genuine contenders, and worrying that they just don’t quite have it in them. London Welsh, credit to them, seized their opportunity and in contrast to Exeter, you could sense the belief rising in them. They line out with just one change from that team last week and should be able to maintain some sort of run and prevent a hammering at least.

Sale have Powell back in the backrow and he’ll make a difference to them carrying ball that London Welsh will find difficult to deal with. Last week the Exeter broke through alot of first up tackles but Exeter were their own worst enemies at times and knocked on every two minutes of the game (or something ridiculous like that).

On balance you’d fancy Sale to win this one but there’s not much reason to back them to beat the handicap. They’ve been on the end of three defeats and Cipriani isn’t kicking all of his points. While London Welsh have shipped a hell of alot of points since day one, they will have found some belief last week in that somewhat fortunate win. For us this is a 4 pointer for Sale, and a badly needed nervous first win of the season. It’s due to start raining around 1pm on Friday in Trafford, and it’s due to be very heavy. This should serve to dull an already stuttering looking Sale backline. If you’re betting on this and want to listen on the BBC feed, then take London Welsh +14 in Paddypower, or Sale 1-12, best in bet365 at 21/10. London Welsh will want to keep this mini-run going as long as they can, and their goal will be to keep the score respectable if nothing else.
Edit- weather forecast has changed for this game and is now forecast to be fine still weather. Confidence on Welsh to stay within the handicap slightly lower but still the marginally better pick compared to Sale -13.

Premiership Rugby Betting 15:00 London Irish v Bath Rugby, Bath -2 bet365, London Irish +3, sportingbet

(no tv coverage)
This is another game not on the box so we’ll be brief enough. This is probably one to steer a mile clear of but we’ll have a tentative stab at it. One the one hand you have London Irish who have shipped an UNBELIEVABLE 40 points in each of their opening three games (40,43,40). They’re stretched bare and in desperate need of any sort of a win, but there should be a few players back this weekend, with Humpreys possibly lining out at ten ( better option than Shingler), and the excellent Garvey coming into the second row. We’ll wait for confirmation on that.

On the other hand we’ve got Bath, who have unbelievably sold Olly Barkley to Racing metro effective immediately (almost). Now Barkley is no world beater, but he has kicked Bath two wins so far as their only fit player with the ability to slot in at out half and there’s noone else in the frame right now to step into the ten slot. I wouldn’t think the management were consulted about this either so we’ll wait for the team news to confirm strength, but London Irish +3 looks the best pick here for the moment. (It feels crazy saying that about a team that shipped 123 points so far but hey, it’s Bath they’re playing, and they haven’t shown enough yet to say they’ve overcome last season’s messiness). Barkley should still play the weekend but this news can’t be good for him or the team. On a side note, I can’t understand why Racing are picking him up. I know they’re short on tens, but they’re playing some really great stuff right now. More on this when teams are announced.

EDIT- as promised we had a look at the teams and while Bath have Perenise starting along with Louw, we still fancy London Irish here. They’ll be desperate for a win, and they have Humprheys starting at ten and he’s just the kind of man needed to move the London Irish backline. The classy dynamic Garvey back fit in the second row seals the deal for us.

If you’re feeling conservative take the +2 available on Irish across the board, but the value here is the 6/4 in stanjames for the straight Irish win (they’re evens or 11/10 everywhere else to win this).

Premiership Rugby Betting – 15:00 Northampton v Worcester, Saints -14 Boyloesports, Worcester +15 bet365

(no tv coverage)

Northampton had an awful habit last year of getting three tries at home and not being able to close out the bonus point. The bookies look to be anticipating something similar this week with the hancidap set around -14. The big team news here is that Foden is out injured and replaced by debutant Wilson at full back. Despite that apparent weakness though, this is a very strong looking Northampton side that will be intent on protecting him as much as possible, and we fully expect them to up their game and crank it up very early. In every combination Northampton are superior, and the likes of Burrell and Pisi are going to run right at Joe Carlisle at inside centre for Worcester – he’s just not an inside centre. We saw the damage this can cause when Tagitakinbau (or some such spelling!) was moved there from the wing for London Irish a few weeks back when they were hammered away at Saracens.

Looking at Worcester’s side, they seem to have given up the ghost on this one before it starts. They have better players available but they look to be saving them and it has the smell of experimentation about it. They won’t lay down, but I fully expect Northampton to beat the handicap and maybe go a bit further, with a seriously heavy bench set to obliterate a tiring worcester in the secondhalf.

You can get Northampton -14 in paddypower and Boylesports ( 15 everywhere else)

Premiership Rugby Betting 15:15 Gloucester v Wasps skysports 2, Gloucester -4 sportingbet, Wasps +6 stanjames

This is a tricky one to call for a number of reasons. Both teams are scoring plenty of tries but both teams have injuries. Gloucester started this season like they finished last- not fulfullfilling their potential and doing alot of huffing and puffing for no gain. Last week they really should have beaten Worcester but in the end were very lucky to get the last second draw. The one occasion they went wide they scored a very classy try. Freddie Burns is back at ten this week and that will help towards taking points that Billy Twelvetrees couldn’t last week. But they are missing Charlie Sharples and Monahan who had a good game last week and always threatened out wide. The pack looks slightly better than Wasps’ bunch and just as importantly the bench does too – the likes of Qera and Tindall will have a big impact in the last 20 minutes when things really open up. The pack looks solid enough, with Morgan again looking a decent pick for anytime try (prices not up yet).

Wasps are missing Southwell at full back and that will be a loss away from home and expect plenty of bombs and touchfinders from Burns and kicking from twelvetrees at 12. Both sides have relative newbies (no relation to Craig Newby) starting at 15 this week so again, it’s hard to get solidly behind Gloucester. What they should be able to do is deal with the pace of Varndell and Wade out wide – better than others have anyway as Burns, Trinder and May will be well able to keep up – similar to how Biggs and Abendanon could when Bath beat them a few weeks back.

This game has a big score written all over it, with perfect weather forecast. Both defences have been far from brilliant and both have been scoring plenty of fast paced tries. There’s no line set for overs and unders yet but the overs should appeal as long as the bookies don’t go too high. With the better bench the Gloucester -4 appeals in sportingbet (-6 everywhere else). We will revisit this preview when the points totals come out.

Premiership Rugby Betting 17:30 Leicester v Harlequins, ESPN, Leicester -5 ladbrokes, Quins +7 bluesquare, betvictor

As much as I love cold revenge as a motivator on the rugby pitch, Leicester tigers don’t look seven point favourites to me coming into this game. Last week they played a part in the world’s worst game of rugby in the history of mankind to be shown to over 30,000 people. Apparently depression treatment centres all over Leicester and St. Albans were inundated with Tigers and Sarries fans struggling to see any point to hang on in life…..it was that bad; with massive amounts of knock-ons, very little attacking cohesion, no ambition, and 3 penalties boring us to near death with a 9-9 draw. The whole Tigers team was brutal bar Waldrom. I felt sorry for the paying punters. I really did! Flood is just as off as Farrell is (who we said shouldn’t start, and we were proved completely right with him missing 5 or more kicks), and England could well look to Charlie Hodgson for the November tests.

Anyway, Flood starts here with Manu Tuilagi nowhere to be seen in the match day squad. Jordan Crane is captain in Murphy’s absence and they’ve stared with Waldrom on the bench. Niall Morris will have a bit of work on the right wing up against the likes of Monye, and Tuilagi will definitely be missed as so much of Leicester’s play goes through him. Looking at harlequins there’s one notable change from last week with Lowe injured apparently, and Matt Hopper coming in to take his place. This may be no bad thing though as Lowe would have been the better man to help Marshall Tuilagi but he has been a bit off kilter – Hopper is the more elusive of the two and could be good for a try tomorrow. This Quins team have a 100% 5 points per game record and are scoring lots of tries. They’re last years champions, they have a settled side and they accounted for leicester in last year’s final with ease. Tigers are missing their main man Tuilagi, Flood isn’t playing well, and Waldrom is on the bench to come on in the second half for impact. But it will likely be too late by then if Quins get ahead.

I just can’t see how Quins can be 7 point underdogs here, so that’s our pick for this game, and it’s still available in Bluesquare and victorchandler. We also think the 1-12 on Quins which is biggest at a huge 11/4 in bet365 massively appeals. This game is a 50/50 by our reckoning, Tigers are off form, and unlike Ospreys and Toulouse they have acted like champions from day one. That +7 can’t last. There’s also a bit of value in Quins/Quins ht/ft at biggest 7/2 in paddypower and sportingbet if you want a bigger price for a smaller stake. And the NINE to 1 available for Leicester ht/ Quins ft in paddypower and ladbrokes is, to be frank – huge. Both teams have the ability to come from behind and win at full time. Let’s just pray to Jeebus that we don’t see a re-run of last week’s big game. The health services are already stretched wafer thin….

Premiership Rugby Betting 14:15 Sunday, Exeter v Saracens, ESPN classic,

Just a quick note on this game before we have a better look at it- there’s awful weather forecast for Sunday with serious rain and a fair bit of wind. The points totals aren’t up yet but one thing that stands out in an attempt to profit from this is one team to win both halves (either team) at biggest 5/4 in williamhill . if one team get the wind in the first half the pitch will be torn up a fair bit you’d imagine come the second. Just a thought anyway, head on over to the forum if you’ve any other ideas.

Best i can come up with so far is one team to win both halves at 5/4. There’s a mental amount of rain forecast for the whole area tomorrow ( proper serious deluges like) and the logic here is that whoever gets ahead, will stay ahead once the pitch cuts up. Chiefs with alot of injuries, and Saracens with an awesome bench, my only worry is Farrell starting as he’s gash and may miss the kicks that count. This thing has Saracens 1-12 nailed on aside from the above thanks to the weather. A small savour on Sarries 11-20 might be worth it too in case that bench does serious damage.

16 Schalk Brits
17 Rhys Gill
18 Matt Stevens
19 Steve Borthwick
20 Ernst Joubert
21 Richard Wigglesworth
22 Charlie Hodgson
23 Joel Tomkins

In fact it’s an awful pity it’s not dry as if it was we’d be all over the -4.

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Rugby Betting Odds Preview Friday 14th September. Premiership, Top 14, Rabo Pro12, Rugby Championship

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