How do you like dem odds?

BetFlash will give you 5/1 on the Boks scoring between 84 and 88 points on tour, and 4/1 on them winning with a total points difference of between 20 to 23. Not entirely unlikely is it?

Tank Lanning

No Currie Cup or Boks this weekend, but England vs Aus is probably worth a tjoppie tanning session on Saturday afternoon. James Horwill stripped of the Aussie captaincy, Quade Cooper made VC, Geoff Parling out of the England side … OK, so it is not quite the Currie Cup final or a Bok Test, but there are a few interesting odds that might peak your interest …

Will Genia believes the hardline approach of coach Ewen McKenzie will see the “most disciplined” Wallaby side he has known also become a winning one. Perhaps, but will it be this weekend? Not according to BetFlash, who offer the following 3 way odds:

England – 6/10, Draw – 185/10, Australia – 27/20

For some reason, I quite like the Aussies for this one … But even at 27/20, you are not going to become an Openheimer overnight …

Perhaps a few of these Half time / Full time odds to tickle the taste buds?

England/Australia – 13/2

Draw/England – 18.25

Draw/Australia – 25/1

England/Draw – 44/1

Australia/Draw – 49/1

Draw/Draw – 82/1

Even stevens at half time with the Aussies to take it in the second half at 25 to 1 looks pretty spicy. Ten bucks on that gets you bottomless ribs and wings for 2 at the Spur on Thursday night if it comes off!

The Boks head to Europe tomorrow to prepare for their games against Wales, Scotland and France on successive weekends. They sure have given us enough to talk about given the recent squad selection, though … One that sees the return of Bakkies Botha, Jaque Fourie and JP Pietersen, along with the inclusion of new boys Louis Schreuder and Scarra Ntubeni. And now Jannie du Plessis is out with an injury, and Adriaanse back in the mix. As it should have been from the beginning I say …

Two very cool FlashPots up on the site. The first one is the total points difference between the Boks and all of Wales, Scotland and France in the 3 games:

SA to win by 0 to 3 – 4/1

SA to win by 4 to 7 – 3.75/1

SA to win by 8 to 11 – 3/1

SA to win by 12 to 15 – 2.25/1

SA to win by 16 to 19 – 3/1

SA to win by 20 to 23 – 4/1

SA to win by MORE than 23 – 3.25/1

And the other FlashPot is the total points to be scored by the Boks in all 3 of their games on tour:

SA Total Points 50 to 54 – 4

SA Total Points 55 to 59 – 3.5

SA Total Points 60 to 64 – 3

SA Total Points 67 to 71 – 2.5

SA Total Points 72 to 77 – 2.75

SA Total Points 78 to 83 – 4

SA Total Points 84 to 88 – 5

SA Total Points More than 88 – 3.25

One never knows what French side is going to turn up, the Welsh are pretty good these days, and we traditionally sukkel a little against the haggis eaters, but I can’t see the Boks losing any of these games. Boks to win by 20 to 23 while scoring between 84 and 88 points is not entirely unlikely, and at 4 and 5 to 1 respectively, there is a little tome to be made on those two I reckon, R20 on each and you walk away with R180 if they come off. That is 1.8kg of extra mature rump at Food Lovers my friends. Arrive at a braai with that and you will have friends for life!

All above odds available on the BetFlash site …

The Weekend Fixtures:

Saturday 02 November

07:00 Japan vs New Zealand, Tokyo (Prediction: All Blacks by 58)

16:30 England vs Australia, Twickenham (Prediction: Aussies by 3)

Sunday 03 November

20:00 Canada v New Zealand Maori, Toronto (Prediction: Maoris by 18)