Bookies make Stormers favourites to beat the Bulls

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The Stormers will be crowned inaugural United Rugby Championship (URC) winners next weekend – if bookmakers are be believed.

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The Cape side will host the Bulls in an all-South African final at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 18 June.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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The Stormers booked their place in the final after beating Irish side Ulster 17-15 deep into injury-time on Saturday, while the Bulls shocked another Irish side, Leinster, 27-26 in their semi-final in Dublin last Friday.

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Leading South African bookmakers Hollywoodbets have installed the Stormers as 7/10 favourites to lift the trophy, while the Bulls can be backed at 12/10.

The draw after 80 minutes is on offer at 20/1.

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For interest’s sake, the Stormers beat the Bulls both home and away during the pool / league stage of the tournament.

John Dobson’s men got the better of Jake White’s charges 30-26 at Loftus Versfeld on 22 January and then won 19-17 at the Cape Town Stadium on 9 April.

Can the Stormers complete a ‘hat-trick’ of wins over their bitter rivals or will the Bulls emerge victorious?

Let us know – and go place your bets!

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The Bulls will be on the road against the Stormers in the 2021/22 URC final. Photo: SA Rugby website

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