Weekly Whine #3
Should we punt Dead Rubbers
I ask this question because I have a list of Rules when it comes to betting and although I generally don’t bet on a Dead Rubber or in the case of yesterday’s game a HALF Dead Rubber between Sharks & WP, I feel it should be included on the list.
Although the Sharks had a 13 v 3 lead at half time, they allowed WP to score 4 tries in the 2nd half and win the game by 11. Just like South Africa losing last week by 1, how do we really know what those results mean and can we honestly believe that Sharks & NZ were playing with the same intensity that they may have if the game meant something?
I will be publishing my BETTING RULES in the next couple of days, yesterday’s game will now be my last DEAD RUBBER punt.
@FrontRowGrunt described yesterday’s game as an Impressive win by WP, they went further to suggest that WP can beat anyone on their day, This statement is what I can only describe as irresponsible journalism, whether @FrontRowGrunt is correct or not is not the issue, the fact remains that the suggestion is an UNKNOWN and no one can honestly claim to understand exactly what happened in the minds of the Sharks who had absolutely nothing to gain or lose by winning or losing that match.
For the Sharks this was 100% a DEAD RUBBER