Boks to down Wales by 9 - bookies

2015-10-16 09:04
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks will dispatch Wales in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final in London on Saturday, if local bookmakers are to be believed.

According to, Heyneke Meyer’s Springboks will beat the Welsh by 9 points in their clash at Twickenham (kick-off 17:00 SA time).

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The Springboks boast an impressive record against Wales, having won 27 of the 30 matches played. Wales have won two, while one Test ended in a 6-6 draw (Cardiff, 1970).

Overall, the South Africans have scored 814 points compared to Wales’ 440.

The biggest win for the Boks was 96-13 at Loftus Versfeld in 1998.

However, Wales won the most recent encounter 12-6 in Cardiff at the tail end of last year and a similar result would make 2015 a disastrous season for the Boks.


South Africa:

15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Fourie du Preez (captain), 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein.


15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Tyler Morgan, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Gethin Jenkins.

Substitutes: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Tom Francis, 19 Bradley Davies, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 James Hook

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