Bookies fancy a Crusaders v Lions final

    2018-07-26 11:25

    Cape Town - The Crusaders will host the Lions in the 2018 Super Rugby final, if bookmakers are to be believed...

    The eight-time champion Crusaders will welcome their fellow New Zealanders, the Hurricanes, to Christchurch on Saturday it what promises to be a not-to-be-missed clash.

    Kick-off is at 09:35 time.

    Leading SA bookies have installed the Crusaders, who are on a 13-match win-streak, as 7.5-point handicap favourites and 7/20 for the outright win.

    The Hurricanes, Super Rugby winners in 2016, are available at 21/10 while the draw is on offer at 22/1.

    The Crusaders beat the Hurricanes 24-13 in their New Zealand Conference clash in Round 15 at home, but did lose 29-19 in their earlier Round 4 match in Wellington.

    The Saturday's second semi-final, the Lions, beaten finalists the last two years, welcome the Waratahs, winners in 2014, to Ellis Park.

    Kick-off is at 15:05. are heavily in the Lions' camp, installing Swys de Bruin's men as 9.5-point handicap favourites and 7/25 for the outright win.

    The Waratahs, who will have to overcome the altitude factor as well, can be backed at 27/10, while the draw after 80 minutes is on offer at 25/1.

    The Lions will take added belief from the fact they trounced the Waratahs in their round robin clash 29-0 - in Sydney - on April 20.

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