Saturday sees the return of the Rugby Championship for round three of this year’s action.
This is the four nation duel in the southern hemisphere between New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina. Usually, it is just a battle to see who can finish runner up to New Zealand. The Kiwis have won both of their opening games in the Championship and so have South Africa with back to back victories over Argentina.
As for Australia, who are their opponents on Saturday, after back to back losses against the All Blacks, they need to come out and find something special to get themselves back into the picture. The Wallabies conceded 89 points in their two losses against the All Blacks and will be really cut adrift in the table if they lose this one. So for South Africa, this is a big chance to take an important win and keep pace with the All Blacks at the head of the table.
So we should be in for a good, intense encounter and the Springboks will be looking to keep their winning momentum going ahead of their round four clash with New Zealand which could have a huge effect on the outcome of the Championship. Will the Proteas be able to land that all important win out in Australia ahead of that massive showdown? There have been three wins apiece in the last six meetings between the two nations.
Australia edged a 23-17 victory over the Springboks in last season’s meeting on home soil against them but they did lose the away fixture. Going into the tournament on paper, the Springboks looked a little bit weaker than the Wallabies and the home nation are going as 4/5 favourites to win the match win with South Africa at 11/10. It should be close and as these Rugby Championship matches are, intense as well.
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