It might be the middle of summer, but Super Rugby is only days away from starting its 2020 season.
The best teams from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, and Japan do battle for the title.
Can any team wrestle the dominance away from the Kiwi franchises? The bookmakers have four of the top five teams in the market from New Zealand, so they’ll take some beating.
We look at the best tournament winner bets, top try scorer, and the wooden spoon winner.
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2020 Super Rugby futures tips
Best Bet – Crusaders @ $2.90 – Bet Now
We picked the Crusaders to win the title at $4 last season, and they did exactly that. They are the best team in the history of Super Rugby, so it wouldn’t be wise to bet against them.
Packed with a team of All Blacks, the Crusaders are the class side in the competition. They have a coach who has done it all before, and we’re confident they can score another title this season.
The $2.90 is a touch short but we couldn’t go against them. Punters will get a good sight throughout the season and we’re expecting the odds to drop as the season goes on.
Punters will be getting around $2 if the Crusaders play to the best of their ability in the regular season.
Next Best – Chiefs @ $4.25 – Bet Now
On the second line of betting are the Chiefs. They have been tough to follow the last few years, but an exciting team puts on the uniform this season.
The Chiefs are a team that can typically score at will. They have a dynamic counterattack and they keep producing rising stars of the game.
Punters have been climbing into the odds on offer, so take the $4.25 on offer now before it drops even further.
Best Value – Blues @ $11 – Bet Now
Yes, we’re picking another New Zealand team, but that’s just how dominant they are.
The Blues were once kings of Super Rugby but it has been a long time between drinks. However, there is huge confidence in the camp this season and that’s got us excited.
Talk out of the Blues’ camp is that they’re firing on all cylinders this season, so they could finally live up to expectations.
They are a team that has good All Black talent, but have lacked captaincy at times. That shouldn’t be a problem this season and the $11 is certainly worth snapping up.
2020 Super Rugby top try scorer tips
Best Bet – Solomon Alaimalo, Chiefs @ $13 – Bet Now
The top six players in the top try scorer market are all Kiwis. We’re picking the flying winger from the Chiefs to lead the table after the regular season.
Solomon Alaimalo is a dead-set flyer, and with more experience under his belt, he should be able to cross the line more frequently.
We can’t believe punters are getting double-figure odds for this dynamic player. The Chiefs’ playmakers will spread the ball throughout the season and Alaimalo is going to benefit from that.
He has a good fend and blistering pace, so we’re confident on his chances.
Next Best – Makazole Mapimpi, Sharks @ $21 – Bet Now
The best value goes with Makazole Mapimpi. The Sharks speedster is a noted try scorer and he’s another player that is at great value odds with bookmakers.
He’s a South African star, who only came to prominence over the last few years. Having experience playing for the Springboks at the World Cup will do him plenty of good as well.
You might have to stay up late to watch him most weekends, but he’s well worth the admission price and the $21 on offer will do nicely.
Best Value – Will Jordan, Crusaders @ $34 – Bet Now
Will Jordan is a player many wouldn’t have heard of, but the Crusaders could find himself scoring plenty of tries this season.
He scored plenty of tries when playing for the Tasman Makos in the New Zealand provincial competition and he could take that form over to Super Rugby.
$34 is worth taking considering the risk.
2020 Super Rugby Wooden Spoon winner
It’s not fun picking which team is going to play the worst throughout the season, but there is good value on offer.
Naturally, the Sunwolves are the top pick but they’re paying only $1.20. There isn’t much value betting on the Sunwolves, who did improve towards the end of last season.
We’re going a bit left field and suggesting you have a small bet on the Waratahs. We haven’t been impressed with them lately and there isn’t much enthusiasm coming out of the camp.
The Waratahs are paying $11 to have the worst record in Super Rugby, and we’re happy to have a few dollars on that option.
To Miss the Super Rugby Finals Tips
We have found a good betting situation for punters and it involves the Highlanders.
They are currently paying $3.25 @ BetEasy to miss the finals, which is good money considering the conference they’re playing in.
The New Zealand conference is by far the hardest. They’ll need to get past the likes of the Crusaders, Blues, Chiefs and Hurricanes.
It won’t be easy and it’s worth a bet at the generous odds.