Cape Town - The All Blacks will comfortably beat the Springboks in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test in Christchurch, local bookmakers have predicted.
It’s been a torrid year for Allister Coetzee’s Springboks, who on Saturday suffered their third loss in six matches when they went down 23-17 to the Wallabies in Brisbane.
It followed a 26-24 reverse to Argentina in Salta last month, while the Boks' 30-23 opening Rugby Championship win over Los Pumas in Nelspruit was also less than spectacular.
Earlier in the season, the Boks scraped home 2-1 in a three-Test series against an injury-depleted Ireland.
The world champion All Blacks, meanwhile, have steamrolled all before them, beating Wales 3-0 in a home series, before starting their Rugby Championship campaign with comprehensive wins over the Wallabies (42-8 and 29-9) and then a 57-22 drubbing of Argentina this past weekend.
Over the years, the Springboks and All Blacks have duelled in 91 Tests. The Kiwis have won 53 compared to South Africa’s 35, while three Tests have ended in draws.
On current form, the All Blacks should win at a canter and therefore local bookmakers, Sportingbet.co.za, have predicted a 22-point win for the All Blacks on Saturday.
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