CouchBlogWhat a bizarre weekend of rugby it was. The Aussies felt the wrath of the rugby gods, the All Blacks came within 10 meters of losing to Scotland and the Springboks actually managed to win a test away from home. Crazy times indeed.

citizenI have had plenty of ups and downs in my sports betting career (the amount of time I spend on it I think you could call it a “career”) but 2017 is going to do down as the one in which I lost my discipline and a whole lot of cash.

CouchBlogIn summary of this past weekends results it reads rather like so many weekends before it thus far in 2017. The All Blacks showed just enough moments of mortality to leave one thinking that they are less godly and more human.

citizenIt has been an interesting week for me as far as talking rugby is concerned. Everyone I have run into has turned the conversation to that awful Bok performance against the Irish on Saturday night.

golf.nedbank.suncityWith its bigger field and November tee off the Nedbank Golf Challenge is no longer my favourite golfing event to bet on but I am not prepared to let the week go by without a punt.

citizenI am really looking forward to the year-end internationals and matches don’t get much bigger than Ireland against South Africa in Dublin on Saturday.

CouchBlogLong moonlight strolls on the beach or a picnic packed for two might be what ticks the boxes for you but nothing beats the romance of Barbarians rugby for this critic. There is just something special when the men in black and white jog out onto the pitch.

CouchBlogAt Sunday Mass the pastor asked the congregation who had been passed over by the cup all the Province supporters swiftly pointed to their nearest Shark acquaintance.Fortunately this is a fictional tale on the part ofthis couch critic (of course I knew the ridicule awaiting a Shark supporter so just skipped church entirely sorry Reverend!).

citizenOne of a sports bettors worst nightmares is to be watching a game but not knowing what to shout for.

citizenReaders of last weeks article will know that I had some pretty tense moments in the Currie Cup semi-final between the Sharks and the Bulls. I had backed the home team to win by 9 points or more and was pretty confident it would arrive and judging by my stake, perhaps a little bit over confident.

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Post Match Scuffle: A Father's Day Overview

It is strange how many armchair fanatics one gets who are avid fans and seriously keen on dishing out their opinions without having played the game they so love at any respectable level.

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Golf, The US Open 2018, Betting Preview
Golf, The US Open 2018, Betting Preview

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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I am not sure if it is just me, but the build up to the World Cup 2018 has been a bit lowkey when compared to previous years. With the tournament about to kick off I would usually have a host of bets down but as I write this (under 3 days before kickoff) I have very little financial exposure.

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