CouchBlogMy strategy was sound, and very much in place for a Super Saturday. Coffee capsules locked and loaded (yes, yes relax the beers were chilling in the fridge for later as well), rusk and other snacks at the ready and I even had my logistics down to a tee: wake up just before six and watch the Sunwolves game in bed.

citizenWhile both favourites won in this past weekend Super Rugby matches, it is fair to say that handicap punters were on the edge of their seats right until the final whistle in each match.

CouchBlogSo, the first shots have been fired Heres what Ive learnt from the opening semi-round.

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citizenIt gets something of a subdued start this weekend, but Super Rugby is here at last. After having a lived on a diet of Northern Hemisphere rugby for the past 4 months I cannot wait to get stuck in to this competition.

CouchBlogIt is February! The month of love, the month that those of us living at the coast get our beaches back from the Vaalies and of course the month that Super Rugby returns!!

citizenIn 2005 I launched a website focused on sports betting and previewing major sporting events. The site was called Sports Review and I partnered with a good mate of mine who also enjoyed betting on sport.  

CouchBlogWhen the rugby season comes to an end this critic swops his couch seat for a spot in the middle of the action. Perhaps as a sadistic form of clearing my conscious for not holding back with my comments from the couch I trade the criticizing of rugby players for copping a fair amount of abuse from weekend warriors in the middle of the pitch as I umpire in the local cricket league.

citizenIt is great to be back at the keyboard after a very enjoyable break and I wish all of this columns readers a prosperous 2018 and for those who enjoy a flutter let’s hope we can finish ahead of the bookmakers this year.

citizenI have taken a cautious approach to betting in 2018 and it is probably just as well as on my current form I could probably stop a runaway train, let alone an odds-on shot.

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