Australia vs. South Africa Rugby Odds: Another win for the hosts on the cards this Saturday
Australia vs South Africa Odds
Australia come into Saturday’s game in a great position, level on points with Championship leaders Argentina, and looking for their first title since 2015, and just their third in the last 20 years.
Australia vs South Africa Tips
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has the luxury of keeping a winning starting 15 for the first time in his 26 game reign, and it’s the first time he hasn’t had to make at least four changes. There were flaws in their 25-17 win over South Africa, particularly at the lineout, where they won just seven of their 13 throws.
Another worry will be the two late tries they conceded, meaning they gave away their chance at a bonus point. Still, it’s better to look at the negatives when you’re winning isn’t it?
For the Springboks, it’s been the complete opposite reaction to the defeat, with head coach Jacques Nienaber making a whopping nine changes to his injury hit side. Handre Pollard will be replaced by Damien Willemse, with Willie le Roux coming into the full-back role.
South Africa continue in their search for a first win on Aussie soil since 2013, where they’ll now be without the influential Luhkanyo Am, who’s forced out through injury.
As ever, we’ve looked ahead to the game, and picked out two tips that we like the look of.
First off, as mentioned in the preview for New Zealand vs Argentina, there are two players so far in the Rugby Championship with three tries, and both of them are Flankers! Joining Juan Martin Gonzalez at the top of the leaderboard is Australia’s Fraser McReight, who’s made an outstanding start to international rugby.
The three tries in his five caps so far have all come in this year’s tournament, with one in their victory over Argentina, and two more against the Springboks last time out. The Wallabies 7 took less than a minute to get on the scoresheet last time out, and with the world watching on, expect him to cross the line yet again.
Next up, we’re looking at the hosts to win by a margin of six to 10 points, best priced at 11/2 with William Hill. This line has landed in three of the Wallabies’ last five wins over South Africa, and with the visitors not having won on Aussie soil since 2013, as well as having an injury hit team, expect it to land again.
Despite their mentioned flaws last time out, the home side had more than enough to see out the game, and they even had time to concede two tries in the final five minutes. Overall, it should be a comfortable win for the hosts.
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