Rugby Championship

Early bookie odds predict more Bok misery

2016-08-29 22:42
Allister Coetzee

Cape Town - Bookmakers are predicting another defeat for the beleaguered Boks in their next Rugby Championship clash.

The Boks put in a forgettable performance in going down 26-24 to Argentina in Salta on Saturday, setting another unwanted "record" in being the first side to ever lose in Argentina.

In mid-year, in new coach Allister Coetzee's first Test in charge at Newlands, the Boks lost the first ever Test to Ireland in South Africa.

With the Rugby Championship enjoying a bye this coming weekend, hostilities recommence on September 10 with the Boks visiting Brisbane to take on a Wallaby side coming off consecutive losses to New Zealand.

Kick-off is at 12:05 SA time.

The Wallabies have in fact lost six Tests on the trot, but are still considered by SA bookies Sportingbet to be 3-point favourites heading into the clash.

Earlier in the day, the All Blacks host Argentina in Hamilton at 09:35 SA time.

The All Blacks are 22-point favourites to win that match and extend their Rugby Championship lead.

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