JIM Colgan wasn’t surprised his rugby-mad brother John took out last year’s Central Western Daily Super Rugby tipping competition.
In fact, he’d be surprised if he didn’t.
“He gets right into the rugby,” Jim said.
“John played a bit with Orange City and when he finished playing took up refereeing because there was a bit of a shortage. I reckon he’d probably watch just about every Super 15 game on television, he and his son John.
“They’re rugby mad.”
The team at Newey’s Drive-Thru Cleaners, led by John Colgan, took out the CWD Super Rugby tipping competition in 2012, and will be back to defend their title this winter.
Unlike the Hamilton-based Chiefs outfit that swept all before it to claim the 2012 Super Rugby title with a 37-6 final win over the Durban-based Sharks, Colgan and the team narrowly won last year’s tipping crown by edging out rivals Yates Baker McLean by two points.
The team won a weekend for two to see Sydney’s Bledisloe Cup match at ANZ Stadium.
The winners of this season’s tipping competition will be in the running for tickets to the final of the 2013 Super Rugby competition or a Test match later in the year.
Jim admits to knowing not quite as much as his brother about the rugby competition pitting the best Australian, South African and New Zealand provinces against one another, however is confident the team can again give winning the title for Newey’s Drive-Thru Cleaners another shake.
“We enjoy watching it,” he said.
“I’m going down to watch a Waratahs game in Sydney this season and John will see most games on TV. I think we’ll have all bases covered again this season.”
Places in the race to tackle Newey’s and other rugby-mad tippers in the 2013 Central Western Daily Super Rugby tipping competition are now open.