citizenI was already well up for the weekend heading into the Lions v Hurricanes semi-final on Saturday. The Crusaders recovered from a slow start (on the field not the scoreboard) to beat the Chiefs by 14 points to comfortably deliver my handicap play of Crusaders -6.5 points.

CouchBlogThis couch critic called the Crusaders, Lions, Hurricanes and Chiefs to be the semi-finalists. What I wasn’t expecting was that the Lions would be the team to have the toughest time getting past a motivated Sharks outfit.

citizenIt is Super Rugby semi-final weekend and I am really looking forward to both games and am already quite heavily involved financially.

terry1One of the early signs that the new football season is approaching is when the various parts of the media start mentioning the up-coming Community Shield, the traditional curtain raiser for the new season.

CouchBlogConspiracy theories, throwing games and the unfair set-up of the Super Rugby system are the topics that have flown around with abandon this past weekend. But after all has been said and done the bones have been thrown and landed and now each of the eight teams know exactly what is required of them should they want to lift the trophy in three weeks’ time.

citizenThe old saying goes that form is temporary and class is permanent and the way my sports betting is going I had better show some class soon because I simply cannot back a winner at the moment.

terry1I have to say that I have been pretty amazed at the astronomical transfer fees that have been paid recently by English Premier League clubs and I’m probably even more astonished by the incredible wage packets that so many players today are taking home.

CouchBlogAfter two months the game of cock-sizing between Hansen and Gatland (with Eddie Jones also butting in on a few occasions) has finally come to an end. And the result… A dead-heat if you will. I believe Gatland might have won on length but Hansen seems to have had the edge in terms of girth. By the way, am I the only one who noticed that Jones got quieter as the results started to go Gatland’s way?

citizenRegulars of this column over the years will know that I put the Tour de France before all other sports.

terry1I hope you will forgive me for being a bit self-indulgent but I’d like to talk about my old club, Southampton.

Post Match Scuffle: A Father's Day Overview
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.

Full Story
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.

Full Story
World Cup Fever Arrives!
World Cup Fever Arrives!

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.

Full Story