Rugby Championship

Naas not sure, but bookies say Wallabies

2016-09-07 14:01
Allister Coetzee

Cape Town - While former Springbok legend Naas Botha reckons the Wallabies v Springboks Rugby Championship Test in Brisbane on Saturday is too close to call, bookmakers are predicting another defeat for the beleaguered Boks.

The Boks put in a forgettable performance in going down 26-24 to Argentina in Salta in their last match, setting another unwanted "record" in being the first side to ever lose in Argentina.

In mid-year, in new coach Allister Coetzee's first Test in charge at Newlands, the Boks lost the first ever Test to Ireland in South Africa.

The Wallabies are coming off consecutive losses to New Zealand.

Kick-off is at 12:05 (SA time).

The Wallabies have in fact lost six Tests on the trot, but are still considered by SA bookies Sportingbet to be 3-point favourites heading into the clash.

Earlier in the day, the All Blacks host Argentina in Hamilton at 09:35 (SA time).

The All Blacks are 22-point favourites to win that match and extend their Rugby Championship lead.

Read more on:    springboks  |  rugby championship  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 29 September 2018
South Africa v Australia, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 17:05
Sunday, 30 September 2018
Argentina v New Zealand, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 00:40
Saturday, 06 October 2018
South Africa v New Zealand, Loftus Versfeld 17:05
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Following the win over the All Blacks in Wellington, Springbok supporters will be counting down the days until the return fixture at Loftus on October 6. How do you see that match ending?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.