CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 08: Captain Samuel Whitelock of the Crusaders (L) and his team mates have a team chat during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Rebels at Christchurch Stadium on June 08, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)


At $1.55 to win it all, the Crusaders might as well already be champions again – right?

In search of a three-peat, the 2017/2018 back-to-back winners have been unstoppable in 2019.

Topping the overall Super Rugby standings with a record of 11 wins, three draws and two losses, the New Zealanders boasted a whopping +240 points differential.

The defending champs bounced back from a hiccup against the Chiefs in Week 16 by pantsing the Rebels 66-0 in their final match of the season, and should ease past the Highlanders in their quarter-final matchup having beaten them 43-17 the last time the two sides met.


With the Hurricanes attracting odds of around $4.30, those inclined to think the Crusaders will be knocked off in search of their triple-crown could be tempted by their fellow New Zealanders.

The Wellington side who won eight of their last nine games leading into finals, but were beaten soundly both times they played the reigning champions in the regular season.

Third time lucky though, right?

Boasting the league’s stingiest defence, the Hurricanes will look to suffocate the Bulls on Saturday afternoon and roll on to the semi-finals.


The boys from Buenos Aires sure know how to play rugby and represent a bit of value with the best sports betting sites.

The Jaguares enter the Super Rugby quarter-finals on a five-win streak after demolishing the Sunwolves 52-10 in Week 18.

Heavy scoring has been the Argentinian side’s M.O. as they won nine of their last 10 games after slipping to 2-4 after Week 7.

Storming into finals with a ton of momentum, the long-odds Jaguares could be the ones to throw a spanner in the Crusaders’ works and become the first-ever Argentinian Super Rugby champions.


If you’re a patriot, then jump on the only Australian side to qualify for the finals at $10.

The Brumbies finished the season strongly, winning eight of their last nine matches with fellow compatriots Waratahs and Reds kind enough to play them into finals form with easy wins in Weeks 17 and 18.

The Canberra side will face an unknown quantity in the Sharks in their quarter-final matchup on Saturday night, with the two sides not meeting in the regular season.

But with the South African’s having just scraped into the finals on the back of two losses and a 12-9 win over the Stormers, punters can be confident the Brumbies will advance past the first round and keep the nation’s hopes alive.