Bookies back Rassie's Boks to go 1-0 up

    2018-06-07 13:48

    Cape Town - The Springboks will beat England in Saturday's first Test at Ellis Park and go 1-0 up in their three-Test series, if bookmakers are to be believed...

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    Following the announcement of both 23-man squads on Thursday, leading SA bookies have installed Rassie Erasmus' side as 11/20 favourites, while England can be backed at 17/10.

    The draw is on offer at 18/1.

    The match will be the fourth clash between the two sides in Johannesburg, with the Boks holding a 2-1 advantage.

    Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:05.


    South Africa 

    15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane/Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

    Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Wilco Louw/Thomas du Toit, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Warrick Gelant


    15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonny May, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Mike Brown, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

    Substitutes: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Piers Francis, 23 Denny Solomona

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