citizenThere has been a lot of debate on Twitter this week as to whether Super Rugby is dead or in the final acts of dying? Crowd attendances are down and the 1st half of a game like the Sharks v Stormers hardly made for gripping viewing. The Australian Conference is in a shambles and the Japanese team the Sunwolves have hardly any Japanese players in it.

CouchBlogThis week the All Blacks are all gold in all forms and its a horror at pool-side for the Sharks.

citizenThe weekend was already on shaky ground when the Sharks and the Bulls kicked off on Saturday but what was to follow will go down as one of the worst beats I have taken.

CouchBlogThe Sharks almost started the weekend with one of the biggest shocks of the season as they recovered from a slow start against the Hurricanes to being bitterly unlucky to lose deep into extra time in Napier.

citizenI have a 15 year old daughter and a 13 year old son and while they both love playing sport neither of them spend much time on the couch with Dad watching it and I can probably blame myself for this.

CouchBlogThis week I am commenting on the Shark attack, fake bear, Candice cubicle cuddling and an opportunity missed for Crusader conquering. Heres my view from the couch.

citizenI was having a decent weekend and was well up heading into the Lions v Crusaders game on Sunday afternoon. Things though were about to change.

CouchBlogThe Couch Critic traded his usual vantage point for time in the Stellenbosch vineyards, a day or two enjoying the beach and berg in Hermanus and a quick pop-in for the finish of the ABSA Cape Epic at Val de Ryk. But I didnt miss too much of the sporting ball-scratching and balls-ups that accompanied the sporting landscape.

citizenThere is nothing quite like a winning run in sports betting but the secret is to step back and enjoy the fruits when it has run its course.

CouchBlogCould we rely on the, yes not quite polished Sharks, to overcome a bumbling Brumbie side; would the Blues take their late Lion bashing into a clash with the returning and flu-ridden Stormers; and would the Rebels as the most impressive Australian side to date cruise past the woeful Waratah team unfortunately for my Superbru the answer to all these questions were a big fat NEGATIVE captain!

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Golf, The US Open 2018, Betting Preview
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Shinnecock Hills in Long Island, New York is the venue for this week’s US Open, the 2nd major of the year and usually a very tough test of golf. We take a look at the tournament from a betting angle.

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World Cup Fever Arrives!
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