Cape Town - Despite their slow start to the 2012 Super Rugby season, bookmakers are backing the Crusaders to win their eighth title come the final on August 4.
After four round of action, the Crusaders find themselves in fourth position in the New Zealand Conference
, and ninth in the Overall standings
Leading SA bookies, Bet.co.za
have the Crusaders listed as 35/10 favourites, followed by defending Super Rugby champions, the Reds, at 5/1.
The Stormers are the best South African bet for the title, at 55/10.