Rugby Championship

All Blacks to thump Boks by 17 - bookies

2017-10-06 07:31
Allister Coetzee (Gallo)

Cape Town - The All Blacks will comfortably dispatch the Springboks in Saturday’s Rugby Championship encounter at Newlands, local bookmakers believe...

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The New Zealanders have already secured the Rugby Championship title, but a clash against their old rivals always takes on great importance.

The All Blacks thumped the Springboks 57-0 in Albany earlier in the season and are heavy favourites to beat them again this weekend.

Sportingbet predicted a 17-point victory for New Zealand on Saturday.

The All Blacks boast a 56-35 win-loss record over the Springboks, including three draws.

The Kiwis have also won 10 of their last 11 Tests against the Boks.

At Newlands, the visitors have beaten South Africa six times, compared to three defeats.

Kick-off for Saturday’s Test is scheduled for 17:05.

Teams:

South Africa

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6, Siya Kolisi, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende

New Zealand

15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Kane Hames

Substitutes: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 David Havili

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