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March 1st 2007
In Super 14 Rugby action the Waratahs will be playing
their first home game of the season against the Western
Force. The Tahs will be disappointed with their efforts
in South Africa and will be looking forward to a home
game. The Force have been unlucky a couple of times
and will start as the underdog in this match. Super
14 leaders, the Blues will host the Highlanders, while
the Brumbies will host the Bulls and the Reds will
host the Lions. Both these Aussies teams will be challenged
up front by the strong South African forwards.
In the NBL this week, the first game of the grand
final series will be played in Brisbane between the
Brisbane Bullets and the Melbourne Tigers. Both teams
have been the best going around all season with the
Bullets now going for their 21st consecutive win.
The defending champs, the Tigers, wont be easy beats
but will start as the underdog.
In the betting on the NAB Cup, Geelong has been well
backed to win the competition from $8.50 into $5.00.
The Kangaroos have also had some interest at $16.00
and are now quoted at $8.00. In this weeks matches,
the standouts will be the matches between the Bulldogs
and the Lions and the Kangaroos and the Dockers. Both
games will be played at the Telstra Dome on Friday
night and Sunday afternoon respectively.
March 8th 2007
The Aussie Super 14 teams are having a tough time.
The Western Force are the highest ranked team in sixth
position. The South Africans have provided the surprises
so far with three teams in the top four. The Western
Force will host the Hurricanes this Friday night.
The Force will be in search of their first home win
after coming close many times previously. The Waratahs
will host the Bulls on Saturday night. The Bulls are
sitting in fourth position on the ladder and with
their monster forwards, will prove a handful for the
Tahs. In Six Nations games to be played this weekend,
Ireland will play Scotland at Murrayfield and England
will host the French. England were rocked by Ireland
last round. Will they be able to find form before
the World Cup?
The NRL season is just around the corner and Sportingbet
has a full range of future markets available. In the
Premiership Winners market, the favourite Melbourne
Storm has been well backed as have the defending champions
Brisbane Broncos. There has also been interest in
the Sydney Roosters, who have been backed into $21
The ALP has totally dominated the betting for the
NSW State Election, with voters going to the polls
later this month. Not even the most ardent of Liberal
supporters wants to claim the $4.75 on offer for their
22nd March 2007
The Knights did very well last week without Andrew
Johns for most of the game to overcome a 12 man Bulldogs
outfit. They will play this week without Johns which
will see them start as underdog against St George.
Manly have often struggled to beat the Tigers at Leichhardt
Oval and their chances this week have been further
dented as a result of their long injury list.
won their first round 1 match last week since reentering
the competition in 2002 and are a very good chance
of making it a double when they clash with the rusty
Eels at Telstra Stadium. The Sharks started well last
week and gave coach Ricky Stuart his first win at
the club. Their match against the Titans at Gold Coast
Stadium will be a hard task as the Titans put in a
good performance against the Dragons last week.
In Super 14 rugby the Waratahs may have re-signed
Lote Tuqiri but they are still struggling. Their game
this week looks an impossible task as the Blues are
playing great rugby and the Tahs error rate will cost
them dearly in this match. For their home match against
the Stormers, the Crusaders will gladly welcome their
All Black stars back this week, especially Richie
McCaw, as they are sitting mid table. The Chiefs travel
to Brisbane to play the very depleted Reds and can
make it back to back wins over the struggling Aussie
franchise. The Brumbies play their fourth South African
team in a row and are not rated to win against the
In World Cup matches, Australia will play South Africa
to determine who will finish first in their group.
The Aussies will be determined to show the world that
they should have the number one tag. It will all depend
on how well their bowlers perform as the South Africans
are able to punish a weak attack.
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