Some su­per Su­per Rugby

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There were seven Su­per Rugby matches last week and if you to­tal the amount of rugby I watched, you would not even get a full game. It was a week­end where school sport dom­i­nated and I was hop­ping be­tween wa­ter polo matches for my son and daugh­ter at dif­fer­ent venues.

There was a time I would still have bet heav­ily on the games, de­spite not be­ing able to watch, but I found that was ru­in­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of watch­ing school sport.

Ev­ery time there was a stop­page or a break in play, I would be check­ing my phone to see the score and if things were not go­ing my way bet­ting-wise, it had a neg­a­tive ef­fect of my en­joy­ment of the match I had come to watch.

So I bet less on the open­ing week­end of Su­per Rugby than ever be­fore.

I did man­age to see a bit of the Storm­ers-Hur­ri­canes game and my long-term fancy at 25/1, the Storm­ers, have now short­ened to 14/1 in the out­right bet­ting. There is a long way to go, though.

There are some crack­ing fixtures this week­end, start­ing with the High­landers at home to the Sharks, with the lo­cal team +6.5 on the hand­i­cap.

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