Fans: No beating NZ in NZ

2013-08-28 12:07
Richie McCaw (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers have conceded that the All Blacks are favourites for the Rugby Championship after the Boks' narrow 22-17 win in Mendoza.

Prior to last weekend's victory, the Springboks hadn't won an away match in the competition (previously the Tri-Nations) since 2009, and they haven't won at any of their nine previous games at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (this year's venue against the Wallabies in Australia on September 7) while their last victory at Eden Park (this year's venue against the All Blacks on September 14) was way back in 1937 - a startling 76 years ago.

In Sport24's online poll, two out of three readers believed the Springboks had zero chance of beating the All Blacks away from home.

Sport24 asked:

"After their scrappy 22-17 away win over Argentina, how do you see the Boks doing on the road in Australia and New Zealand?"

This was the response:

51% - We may sneak a win in Australia, but there's no way the Boks will beat the All Blacks in New Zealand
31% - We can only improve and if we can find the form we displayed in Soweto, then we'll do the job Down Under
18% - With the way they played, the Boks can forget about winning in Australasia

The manner of the All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup win was impressive (Gallo Images)

Do you think the Springboks can beat New Zealand, home or away this year? Send your thoughts to Sport24.

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