Boks to win by 15 - bookies

2015-10-02 08:23
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks should not have any trouble dispatching Scotland in their Rugby World Cup encounter in Newcastle on Saturday, local bookmakers have predicted.

According to Sportingbet.co.za, Heyneke Meyer’s Springboks will beat Scotland by 15 points in their clash at St James’ Park, which is the home of English football side Newcastle United.

Heading into the match, the South Africans boast an impressive record against Scots.

In 25 previous encounters dating back to 1906, the Springboks have won 20 and lost 5.

Of those 25 Tests, 18 have been played in Scotland, while only 7 have taken place in South Africa.

The Boks have scored 652 points and conceded 270 for an average final score of 26-11.

Scotland have never beaten South Africa outside their own country but will take heart from the fact that the majority of fans at St James’ Park will be rooting for them.

Newcastle lies in the north-east of England, not far from the Scottish border, and many Scots will make the trek down to support their team.

The match kicks off at 17:45 (SA time) on Saturday.

South Africa's Test record against Scotland:

November 17, 1906 - lost 0-6 - Glasgow

November 23, 1912 - won 16-0 - Inverleith

January 16, 1932 - won 6-3 - Murrayfield

November 24, 1951 - won 44-0 - Murrayfield

April 30, 1960 - won 18-10 - Port Elizabeth

January 21, 1961 - won 12-5 - Murrayfield

April 17, 1965 - lost 5-8 - Murrayfield

December 6, 1969    lost 3-6 - Murrayfield

November 19, 1994 - won 34-10 - Murrayfield

December 6, 1997 - won 68-10 - Murrayfield

November 12, 1998 - won 35-10 - Murrayfield

October 3, 1999 - won 46-29 - Murrayfield

November 16, 2002 - lost 6-21 - Murrayfield

June 7, 2003 - won 29-25 - Durban

June 17, 2003 - won 28-19 - Johannesburg

November 27, 2004 - won 45-10 - Murrayfield

June 10, 2006 - won 36-16 - Durban

June 17, 2006 - won 29-15 - Port Elizabeth

August 25, 2007 - won 27-3 - Murrayfield

November 15, 2008 - won 14-10 - Murrayfield

November 20, 2010 - lost 17-21 - Murrayfield

November 17, 2012 - won 21-10 - Murrayfield

June 15, 2013 - won 30-17 - Nelspruit

November 17, 2013 - won 28-0 - Murrayfield

June 28, 2014 - won 55-6 - Port Elizabeth

Teams:

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 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

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

Scotland:

15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Richie Vernon, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain), 8 David Denton, 7 Blair Cowan, 6 Josh Strauss, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Richie Gray, 3 WP Nel, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Gordon Reid

Substitutes: 16 Ross Ford, 17 Alasdair Dickinson, 18 Jon Welsh, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Sean Lamont

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