New Zealand franchises look set to dominate the 2017 Super Rugby season with four Kiwi teams at the top of the betting to win the Grand Final.
The Hurricanes ended their wait for the Super Rugby title in 2016 and are $5.00 favourites with bookmaker Sportsbet
to go back-to-back this year.
The Chiefs ($6.00), Highlanders ($6.00) and Crusaders ($7.50) are also in the top five in the betting market with New Zealand teams looking set for a dominant campaign again.
Only South African side the Lions split the four leading Kiwi teams. They are $7.00 to win the Grand Final.
The Waratahs are the shortest priced of the Australian teams at $13 having been backed in from $19 to come out on top in 2017.
The Reds have also come in for support with the Queenslanders firming from $51 into $21 to win the Grand Final. The Brumbies, meanwhile, have drifted out to $26 from $10.
In the Australian Conference betting, the Waratahs are the $2.00 favourites ahead of the Reds and Brumbies, who are both at $4.00.
Super Rugby – Grand Final winner
$13 Waratahs (in from $19)
$21 Reds (in from $51)
$26 Brumbies (out from $10)
$51 Rebels (steady)
$201 Western Force (steady)
Australian Conference winner
$51 Western Force