Rugby Championship

Bookies give Boks little hope

2014-09-10 12:03
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Springboks will lose to the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship Test in Wellington on Saturday - and fail to pick up a losing bonus point - if bookmakers are to be believed.

Kick-off at the Westpac Stadium is at 09:35 SA time.

The All Blacks, coming off a 28-9 victory over Argentina, have been installed as 8.5-handicap point favourites for the match by leading SA bookies BetFlash, meaning they are expected to deny the Boks a losing bonus point.

This, BEFORE the All Blacks have even named their match-day 23!

The All Blacks, beset with injuries in a number of key areas and without all their overseas-based players, are still seen as overwhelming 1/4 favourites against a Boks side (11/4) which sees a single change at flyhalf (Handre Pollard for Morne Steyn) from the one that went down 24-23 to the Wallabies last weekend.

Your thoughts on the match result (in the comments section below...)

All Blacks by 1-7
All Blacks by 8 or more
Springboks by 1-7
Springboks by 8 or more


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South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Warren Whiteley, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Damian de Allende


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