CouchBlogShould they or shouldn’t they…?? That has been the question on everyone’s lips since the Cheetahs (and the Kings) refused to sulk off into the sunset with their tails between their legs after being kicked out of Super Rugby and instead migrated into the Guinness Pro14. After a tough learning curve in the opening few weeks the men from the Cheetahs have finally shown their bite.

citizenThe Springboks gets a chance to bounce back from the 57-0 beating suffered at the hands of the All Blacks when they host the Wallabies in Bloemfontein this weekend.

CouchBlogDisastrous, humiliating, embarrassing weve heard it all the past few hours and days after the beating the All Blacks put on the Springboks in Albany on Saturday.

citizenIt was very sad to see the Boks take a 57-0 hammering at the hands of the mighty All Blacks last week. I was keeping an eye on the scores while watching my daughter play water polo and many dads were doing likewise as I could hear the groans from the stands every time the home team ran in another try.

CouchBlogThere are certainties in this world Death, taxes and an all-conquering final Kiwi flourish. Regardless of how a New Zealand team might have stuttered along for the first hour or so they seemingly without fail are able to engage a sixth gear which no one else possesses.

citizenIn last week’s column, I wrote about the fact that sports bettors were divided on the South Africa v Australia test match. There was a school of thought (which included me) that thought Australia would be the business at home but at the same time there was strong support for the Boks to win the game.

CouchBlogThe Cheetahs and Kings swopped their local Zamalek for the Heineken Pro14 but were unfortunately left crying in their beer.

citizenThe Springboks Rugby Championship test against the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday is one of the most eagerly anticipated for some time.

CouchBlogThey talked of a gold medal ping pong player facing Roger Federer, an under-water hockey champion looking to take on Michael Phelps or perhaps your local pubs best pool player trying to challenge Phil Taylor at darts with the hope of scoring more 180 calls that the legend.

CouchBlogThey had been together in camp for four weeks. Their opponents were missing a few of their regulars and one was playing under a bit of a cloud of personal miss conduct. The British and Irish Lions proved a month or so ago that the mighty men in black were not unbeatable. Coach Cheika had also spent some time addressing the poor fitness levels of side.

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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
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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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