Rugby Championship

Bookies back Boks to continue on their winning ways

2018-09-26 09:15
Rassie Erasmus
Rassie Erasmus (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks will continue on their winning ways and beat Australia in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, if bookmakers are to be believed...

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Rassie Erasmus' Boks are on a high having edged the mighty All Blacks 36-34 in their previous Rugby Championship clash in Wellington some 11 days ago, and will be out to avenge their 23-18 defeat to the Wallabies in Brisbane the weekend prior.

And leading SA bookies Sportingbet believe the men in Green & Gold will have enough firepower to account for a Wallabies side who were shocked 23-19 in their previous clash against Argentina on the Gold Coast.

Sportingbet have installed the Boks as 7-point handicap favourites and 9/25 for the outright victory, while Michael Cheika's Wallaby side can be backed at 2/1.

The draw is on offer at 22/1.

Kick-off at the Nelson Mandela Stadium is at 17:05.

Meanwhile, despite what is expected to be a much-changed starting XV, the All Blacks are heavy favourites to beat Argentina in Buenos Aires later in the day.

Sportingbet are backing the two-time reigning World Cup winners as 17-point handicap favourites and 2/25 for the outright victory.

Argentina, who will fancy themselves for the upset win, can be backed at 11/2, with the draw available at 40/1.

Should the Boks and All Blacks win - as is expected and predicted - it likely will see New Zealand lift the Rugby Championship title for a sixth time in the tournament's seven-year history and a staggering 16th occasion since the tournament was first played as the Tri-Nations back in 1996.

The All Blacks currently enjoy a six-point lead atop the standings, with the second-placed Boks in turn two points ahead of Argentina, with Australia a further three points adrift.

Kick-off at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani stadium is at 00:40 SA time on Sunday.


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