Boks to beat Ireland by 15 - bookies

2016-06-10 17:12
Allister Coetzee (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Springboks should not have any trouble dispatching Ireland in the first Test at Newlands this weekend, local bookmakers have predicted.

According to Sportingbet.co.za, Allister Coetzee’s team will beat the Irish by 15 points on Saturday (17:00 kick-off).

Ireland have had success against the Springboks in recent years, but they are yet to win a Test against the Boks on South African shores.

Overall, the two nations have faced each other in 22 Tests, with South Africa boasting a 16-5 win-loss ratio, with one match ending in a draw.

Ireland though will take heart from the fact that they have won four of the last six Tests played between the nations.

The last time the teams met was in Dublin in 2014, when Ireland comfortably won 29-15.

But the Irish have found the going tough in South Africa over the years, with the Springboks having won all seven encounters in South Africa.

Ireland also sent an injury depleted squad to South Africa which makes it all the more likely that the status quo will remain after the three-Test series.

Saturday's encounter will be followed by Tests in Johannesburg (June 18) and Port Elizabeth (June 25).

Springboks v Ireland - head-to-head:

November 8, 2014, Aviva Stadium, Dublin: Ireland 29-15 South Africa

November 10, 2012, Aviva Stadium, Dublin: Ireland 12-16 South Africa

November 6, 2010, Aviva Stadium, Dublin: Ireland 21-23 South Africa

November 28, 2009, Croke Park, Dublin: Ireland 15-10 South Africa

November 11, 2006, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 32-15 South Africa

November 13, 2004, Lansdowne Road: Dublin: Ireland 17-12 South Africa

June 19, 2004, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa 26-17 Ireland

June 12, 2004, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein: South Africa 31-17 Ireland

November 19, 2000, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 18-28 South Africa

November 28, 1998, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 13-27 South Africa

June 20, 1998, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria: South Africa 33-0 Ireland

June 13, 1998, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein: South Africa 37-13 Ireland

June 6, 1981, Kings Park, Durban: South Africa 12-10 Ireland

May 30, 1981, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa 23-15 Ireland

January 10, 1970, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 8-8 South Africa

April 10, 1965, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 9-6 South Africa

May 13, 1961, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa 24-8 Ireland

December 17, 1960, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 3-8 South Africa

December 8, 1951, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 5-17 South Africa

December 19, 1931, Lansdowne Road: Ireland 3-8 South Africa

November 30, 1912, Lansdowne Road, Dublin: Ireland 0-38 South Africa

November 24, 1906, Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast: Ireland 12-15 South Africa


South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Warren Whiteley, 21 Rudy Paige 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Jesse Kriel


15 Jared Payne, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Luke Marshall, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Jordi Murphy, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Devin Toner, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best (captain) 1 Jack McGrath

Substitutes: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Finlay Bealham, 18 Tadhg Furlong, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Rhys Ruddock, 21 Kieran Marmion 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Craig Gilroy


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