Rugby Championship

Bookies predict victory for Coetzee's Boks

2016-09-30 10:00
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bookmakers are predicting some much-needed relief for Allister Coetzee's Springboks in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against Australia at Loftus Versfeld.

Kick-off is at 17:05.

Coetzee's team are coming off three consecutive defeats, including a 23-17 loss to Michael Cheika's Wallabies in Brisbane.

However, leading SA bookies Sportingbet have installed the Boks as 3-point favourites.

The Boks can be backed at 3/5 to win the match outright, while Australia are on offer at 13/10. The draw can be backed at 25/1.

The All Blacks, who have already clinched the 2016 Rugby Championship title, play Argentina in Beunos Aires on Sunday, October 2 at 00:10 (SA time).

Predictably, the All Blacks are massive 20-point favourites to keep their perfect win-streak alive in the tournament.

Teams:

South Africa

15 Pat Lambie, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Jaco Kriel, 22 Lionel Mapoe, 23 Willie le Roux

Australia

15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Bernard Foley, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: (one to be omitted) 16 James Hanson, 17 James Slipper, 18 Tom Robertson, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Scott Fardy, 21 Lopeti Timani, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Tevita Kuridrani, 24 Sefa Naivalu

 

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South Africa v Australia, Emirates Airline Park 17:05
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