Rugby Championship

Boks on for heaviest defeat since 2011?

2016-09-13 11:27
Allister Coetzee (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Springboks have been given no chance going into Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks in Christchurch. 

Local bookmakers have the match handicap at 22 points in favour of New Zealand. 

Losing by 22 points would not only give coach Allister Coetzee his fourth defeat in seven Tests, but it would be South Africa's worst Test defeat since 2011. 

Back in July of that year the All Blacks walloped the Peter de Villiers-coached Boks 40-7 in Wellington.

The Springboks have played 60 Tests since then, but have never lost by more than 16 points.

But recent form has suggested that the Boks are on the ropes, and that combined with the All Blacks' continued dominance of world rugby suggests a long day at the office for Coetzee's charges.

Of course, these stats count for little on match-day, but the worst Springbok result in five years would not do Coetzee's cause any good.  

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