Tri Nations Odds

Tri Nations Rugby Betting Odds

A quick look at the odds of all three teams in the 2009 Tri Nations

New Zealand

The betting odds for the 2009 Tri Nations series have New Zealand and South Africa as the 13/10 joint favourites  with Centrebet to win the championship. It will take a brave man to oppose Graham Henry’s New Zealand team now they they have injured captain, Richie McCaw and Daniel Carter back from injury. The All Black Blacks have played three Tri Nations warm up games but without their top stars they looked a lacklustre side. They tied their two match series with France after losing the first one. Against Italy they won easily enough but not too impressively and will need to improve quickly if they want to win the opener against Australia in Auckland on July 18th.

South Africa

South Africa are also at 13/10 with Centrebet to win the Championship for the first time since 2004. However, with two tests to play in New Zealand, South Africa coach, Peter De Villiers will have his work cut out  The 'Boks' are fresh from their 2-1 series win against the British & Irish Lions, but they were well beaten in the third test and were exposed as a squad lacking depth.  The South African fans will be full of optimism following the series win however and a Tri Nations success this year will be just the tonic.

Australia

Australia are the outsiders of the three teams with odds of 3/1.with Centrebet New Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will have more than his work cut out if his side are to win this competition for the first time since 2000. With several key players now retired, Deans is the man to take Australia forward, but the 2009 Tri Nations may still be a bit too soon to see any sort of return. That said they played really well to defeat France a couple of weeks ago and there are definate signs of a team re-motivated. They are sure to be tough side to beat especially at home but improvement can be expected from recent Tri Nations showings.  .

Current Odds with Centrebet

13/10 New Zealand, 13/10 South Africa, 3/1 Australia

Tri Nations Top Try Scorer Betting

The top try scorer market is always very popular with rugby punters. This year will be no different of course but finding the right man will not be easy as there are several world class try scorers in the three teams. The betting is as follows: