Rugby Championship

Bookies say Boks by 12!

2013-09-26 13:00
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Springboks will coast to victory against the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship clash at Newlands on Saturday - according to the bookmakers.

Kick-off is at 17:00.

Leading SA bookies SportsBet have installed Heyneke Meyer's men as 12-point favourites to 'do the double' over Ewen McKenzie's under fire Australian team.

The Boks thrashed the Wallabies 38-12 in their clash in Brisbane early this month.

The Boks are quoted as 17/100 favourites to win the match, while the Wallabies can be backed at 5/1. The draw is on offer at 28/1.

The Boks are currently second in the Rugby Championship standings, four points adrift of the table-topping All Blacks who play Argentina at 00:40 on Sunday morning SA time.

Defeat against the Wallabies could spell the end of the Boks' title challenge, while victory for Meyer's troops and the All Blacks will set up a mouth-watering decider at Ellis Park on Saturday, October 5.

Teams:

South Africa:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Juandré Kruger, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein

Possible Australia line-up:

15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.

Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Will Genia, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Chris Feauai-Sautia

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