Super Rugby is a professional men’s rugby league that features teams from Japan and the Southern Hemisphere. The league was found in 1996 when it was called Super 12 (featuring 12 teams), while later it changed its name to Super 14 (2006-2010). In 2011, the competition expanded to 15 teams and was rebranded as Super Rugby.
Super Rugby is administered by SANZAAR (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina Rugby). Before the 2011 rebrand, Super Rugby was organized as a round-robin tournament in which all teams played against each other once. From 2011 to 2015, the format changed with each country forming 3 conferences. All the teams in each conference played two matches against each other (home and away) using a previously established point and bonus system. As new teams joined the Super Rugby, the competition changed format accordingly by adding new conferences.
The current 2018 season features three geographical conferences – Australian, New Zealand, and South African conference. A total of 15 teams are fighting for the title currently held by The Crusaders. The New Zealand outfit is also the most successful team in the history of the Super Rugby, winning 8 titles. The Crusaders are well on their way to a new finals appearance which will take place in August.
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SportPesa sees The Crusaders as the absolute favourites for this year’s Super Rugby Grand Final, giving them even money odds (1/1). The Wellington Hurricanes are second on the list with odds of 11/4, followed by the Otago Highlanders with odds of 10/1 and the Golden Lions with odds of 12/1. The Chiefs and Waratahs come next with odds of 15/1, followed by the Jaguares with 23/1 and Melbourne Rebels with 52/1.
All the other teams are not huge favourites for the title. For example, The Stormers stand at 200/1, while the Queensland Reds are the absolute outsider for this year’s Grand Final winner with odds of 750/1.
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Of course, BetEast offers betting on the 2018 Super Rugby Grand Final. The Crusaders are being given the highest chances of winning the title, with even money odds of 1/1. Next in line are the Hurricanes, whose odds (11/4) for the title are better than the ones given to the Highlanders (10/1). The Golden Lions are sitting on the fourth spot with odds of 12/1, followed by the Chiefs and Waratahs (both 15/1) and the Jaguares and Rebels with odds of 23/1 and 52/1 respectively.
The Crusaders’ odds aren’t really attractive, so maybe you should back the Hurricanes or Lions for the title. Who knows, maybe third time’s the charm for the South African team.
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For the 2018 Super Rugby Grand Final winner, Genting Bet favours The Crusaders, giving them odds of 10/11. They are followed by Hurricanes with odds of 13/5, the Otago Highlanders with odds of 9/1 and the Golden Lions with odds of 10/1.
The other teams are looking from below – for example, the Chiefs have odds of 14/1 just like the Waratahs. Argentinian team Jaguares are not exactly great favourites with odds of 25/1 and things are looking even worse for the Rebels, who have odds of 66/1. The unlikeliest team to win the Grand Final this year are the Reds with odds of 750/1.
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When it comes to the Grand Final Super Rugby winner odds on Betser, The Crusaders are once again the favourite with evens odds of 1/1. The Wellington Hurricanes trail behind with odds of 11/4, followed by the Highlanders (10/1) and Golden Lions with odds of 12/1.
The unlikeliest teams to win the Super Rugby Grand Final this year are the Brumbies, Blues and Reds with odds of 500/1, 500/1, and 750/1 respectively.
Even though the Crusaders are the heavy favourite this year, the odds for the Hurricanes or Golden Lions will get you more money in return. Placing a bet on the teams will more than triple your investment, so why not take a gamble?
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Red Zone Sports favours The Crusaders for the 2018 Super Rugby title, giving them odds of 1/1. The Wellington Hurricanes are hot on their trail with odds of 11/4, followed by the Otago Highlanders with odds of 10/1 and the Golden Lions who are being given odds of 12/1 for the title.
RedZoneSports can’t separate the Waitako Chiefs and NSW Waratahs (15/1), while giving the Jaguares and Melbourne Rebels odds of 23/1 and 52/1 respectively. The Bulls and Sharks are not likely to win the competition according to Red Zone Sports, standing at odds of 100/1 and 150/1. Things are looking even worse for the Stormers (200/1), the Blues and Brumbies (both 500/1) and the Reds, who are the unlikeliest team to win in the Grand Final with odds of 750/1.