Bookies get behind Bulls

2010-01-18 12:52
Bulls coach Frans Ludeke (File)
Garrin Lambley

Cape Town - Despite the loss of Bryan Habana and injuries to several key players, bookmakers still fancy the Bulls to be the leading SA franchise in this year's Super 14.

Leading UK bookies, Ladbrokes, have installed the Crusaders and defending champion Bulls as joint favourites (7/2) to win the title.

The tournament kicks-off on Friday February 12.

The Brumbies, with flyhalf Matt Giteau back in the fold, are third favourites (11/2), ahead of the Hurricanes and Sharks (both 7/1).

There appears to be little hope of success for the other three SA franchises, with the Stormers, despite their acquisition of Habana and fellow Bok Jaque Fourie, listed as lowly ninth-favourites (16/1) while the Cheetahs (50/1) and Lions (100/1) aren't expected to contend for the playoffs.

Meanwhile, according to GreatOdds, South Africa's largest online bookmakers, the Bulls are only third favourites, behind the Crusaders and Brumbies.

Ladbrokes odds:

Crusaders 7/2 
Bulls 7/2 
Brumbies 11/2 
Hurricanes 7/1 
Sharks 7/1 
Chiefs 9/1 
Waratahs 9/1 
Blues 12/1 
Stormers 16/1 
Cheetahs 50/1 
Highlanders 66/1 
Force 66/1 
Reds 100/1 
Lions 100/1

GreatOdds odds:

Crusaders 11/4  
Brumbies 11/2  
Bulls 6/1  
Hurricanes 15/2  
Sharks 15/2  
Chiefs 11/1  
Waratahs 11/1  
Blues 12/1  
Stormers 12/1  
Cheetahs 66/1  
Highlanders 66/1  
Western Force 80/1  
Lions 150/1  
Reds 200/1


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.