Boks to win by 11 - bookies

2016-06-17 10:00
Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks will bounce back and comfortably beat Ireland in the second Test in Johannesburg on Saturday, local bookmakers have predicted.

Ireland created history last week when they beat South Africa 26-20 at Newlands.

It was their first win over the Springboks in South Africa in eight attempts and they also did so by playing the majority of the match with 14 men, following the sending off of flank CJ Stander.

However local bookmakers, Sportingbet.co.za, feel Allister Coetzee’s men will rebound and beat Ireland by 11 points this weekend.

Last week, the same bookmakers -as well as most pundits - tipped the Boks to win the first Test by 15 points.

Overall, the two nations have faced each other in 23 Tests, with South Africa boasting a 16-6 win-loss ratio, with one match ending in a draw.

Ireland though have now won five of the last seven Tests played between the nations.

Springboks v Ireland - head-to-head:

June 11, 2016, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa 20-26 Ireland

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 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Warren Whiteley, 21 Rudy Paige 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Ruan Combrinck


15 Jared Payne, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Stuart Olding, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Rhys Ruddock, 6 Iain Henderson, 5 Quinn Roux, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (captain), 1 Jack McGrath

Substitutes: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Donnacha Ryan, 20 Sean Reidy, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Tiernan O'Halloran


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