Cape Town - The vast majority of Sport24's rugby fans believe the Springboks will claim the runners-up spot in this year’s Rugby Championship.
Following South Africa's 3-0 series triumph over France in June, Sport24 asked fans to cast their votes on how they believed the Springboks would fare in the tournament.
Out of a total of 17 639 votes, 63% predicted that the Boks would finish in second spot - presumably behind favourites New Zealand.
23% of fans thought the Boks would finish third (as was the case in 2016).
Only 8% backed the Boks to win the tournament, while 6% predicted they would finish bottom of the standings.
The Springboks open their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 17:00.