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Boks to floor USA by 38 - bookies

2015-10-06 08:27
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks should not have any trouble dispatching the USA in their Rugby World Cup encounter on Wednesday, local bookmakers have predicted.

According to, Heyneke Meyer’s Springboks will beat the Americans by 38 points in their clash at London's Olympic Stadium.

The Boks have never lost to the USA in three previous Tests dating back to 1981.

All three of those matches were played outside of South Africa. The first two took place in the USA (Glenville and Houston), with the most recent clash coming at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in Montpellier.

The Springboks have scored 145 points and conceded 42 for an average final score of 48-14.

Full list of previous South Africa v USA Tests:

September 25, 1981 - won 43-20 - Glenville

December 1, 2001 - won 64-15 - Houston

September 30, 2007 - won 64-15 - Montpellier


South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Fourie du Preez (captain), 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger (vice-captain), 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Jan Serfontein.


15 Blaine Scully, 14 Brett Thompson, 13 Folau Niua, 12 Andrew Suniula, 11 Zach Test, 10 Shalom Suniula, 9 Niku Kruger, 8 Samu Manoa (captain), 7 John Quill, 6 Danny Barrett, 5 Matthew Trouville, 4 Louis Stanfill, 3 Chris Baumann, 2 Phil Thiel, 1 Oli Kilifi

Substitutes: 16 Joe Taufetee, 17 Zach Fenoglio, 18 Mate Moeakiola, 19 Titi Lamositele, 20 Cam Dolan, 21 Al McFarland, 22 Mike Petri, 23 Chris Wyles

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