Cape Town - Heyneke Meyer's Springboks are unlikely to complete a Rugby Championship-Rugby World Cup double in 2015, if bookmakers are to be believed.
This year's Rugby Championship will be a "single round" tournament, with the four competing nations facing each other only once, rather than the "home and away" format in non-World Cup years.
The Boks have a favourable draw, which will see them face Australia away (July 18 in Brisbane), before heading home to tackle New Zealand (July 25 in Johannesburg) and Argentina (August 8 in Durban).
The All Blacks for their part have a far tougher assignment, with a home match against the Pumas, before a trip to South Africa and then a journey to Sydney to tackle the Wallabies.
However, that hasn't stopped leading SA bookies Sportingbet from installing the No 1-ranked All Blacks as 29/10 favourites to complete what would be an impressive double.
The Boks are on offer at 12/1 to win their first Rugby Championship since 2009 as well as their third World Cup.
The Wallabies are 90/1 long-shots while the Pumas can be discounted at 1 500/1.