The TAB looks back over the Super 15 action from the weekend where upsets played havoc with punters.
The big bets
One punter put $10,000 on the Highlanders to be leading at half-time at $1.52 and was lucky not to put it on them to win at full-time.
$10,000 on the Stormers to win by 13 & Over was a good punt from one customer at $1.52.
$20,000 on the Hurricanes to win at $1.15 was easily in the bag for the Saturday night clash.
$20,000 on the Highlanders to win at $1.28 was a happy return for the TAB.
The ‘If Only’ bet of the Week
What could you have won big on this past weekend?
If you had backed this multi last weekend you would have banked $48,382.74 for only $10!
- Force by 12 & Under @ $4.25
- Stormers by 13 & Over @ $1.52
- Bulls by 12 & Under @ $2.70
- Hurricanes by 12 & Under @ $2.95
- Chiefs by 12 & Under @ $4.25
- Brumbies by 12 & Under @ $7.50
- Sharks by 12 & Under @ $2.95
The Biggest Shock of the Week
What a week of upsets! The first one came with the first game on Friday night when the Force travelled to Carisbrook to take on a new look Highlanders squad. The men from down south came out in their highlighter green uniforms and they wanted to put a stop to the slide they have been on in previous weeks. However this was far from the case with the Force getting up and paying a huge $4.25 to win by 12 & Under. What will happen to the green machine this weekend?
On Saturday night the in-form Reds took on the Brumbies in Queensland. Previously the Reds had won 12 in a row at home and Saturday nights clash was looking like it would be a walk over again. However, as we have seen with a number of teams this year, backing up after a game against the Crusaders isn’t as easy as it seems.
The Brumbies got up and won 22-14 and if punters had been onto it 12 & Under paid a whopping $7.50! However, there was one very unlucky customer who had placed a $10,000 bet on the Reds to win by 13 & Over at $1.60. The bookies response: “Thank you very much!”
The betting moment that changed the week
What had a huge bearing on the results over the weekend?
Most punters wouldn’t have seen the Hurricanes v Lions match as one that would bring out the Betting Moment that changed the Week, however, as we look deeper into the results it is very much a game that could have gone either way for the bookies.
Majority of punters out there didn’t have much confidence in a massive victory by the Hurricanes even if they had an All Black backline almost in place and also a few scattered through the forwards. Punters had backed Hurricanes 12 & Under and therefore a great result for the bookies was Hurricanes 13 & Over. However a late try by Lion Jaco Taute made the result 38-27 which is in fact 12 & Under which gave the punters something to smile about and the bookies, well… lets just say a frown appeared!