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    Lions SA's best shot at Super-glory - bookies

    2017-02-21 14:21

    Cape Town - The Lions are South Africa's best bet at Super Rugby glory in 2017, if local bookmakers are to be believed.

    With the tournament starting on Thursday, local bookmakers Sportingbet.co.za are offering odds on which team they believe will fare best this year.

    The Hurricanes have been installed as 7/2 favourites to defend their title.

    They are followed by another two Kiwi teams - the Chiefs and Highlanders - who can be backed as 6/1 for overall victory.

    The Lions, who lost last year’s final to the Hurricanes in Wellington, are next, alongside the Crusaders at 13/2.

    The Stormers are viewed as South Africa’s second best bet at 18/1, followed by the Sharks (20/1), Bulls (28/1), Cheetahs 33/1 and rank outsiders the Southern Kings (1 000/1).

    Odds for outright Super Rugby winner:

    Hurricanes - 7/2
    Chiefs - 6/1
    Highlanders - 6/1
    Crusaders - 13/2
    Lions - 13/2
    Brumbies - 16/1
    Stormers - 18/1
    Blues - 20/1
    Sharks - 20/1
    Waratahs - 20/1
    Bulls - 28/1
    Jaguares - 28/1
    Cheetahs - 33/1
    Reds - 40/1
    Melbourne Rebels - 66/1
    Western Force - 250/1
    Southern Kings - 1 000/1
    Sunwolves - 1 000/1

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    Fixtures

    Friday, 31 January 2020
    • Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park 08:05
    • Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium 10:15
    • Sharks v Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:10
    Saturday, 01 February 2020
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 05:45
    • Crusaders v Waratahs, Trafalgar Park 08:05
    • Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town 15:05
    • Jaguares v Lions, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
    Friday, 07 February 2020
    • Highlanders v Sharks, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:05
    • Brumbies v Rebels, GIO Stadium 10:15

    Results

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    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Bulls (Q)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Lions
    • Sharks
    • Stormers

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