Put money on Wallabies to beat Boks, say bookies

Rassie Erasmus (Gallo Images)
Rassie Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Wallabies will edge the Springboks in Saturday’s Rugby Championship encounter in Brisbane, if local bookmakers are to be believed.

Both teams are desperate for a win, with the Boks coming off a 32-19 defeat to Argentina in Mendoza and Australia losing twice to New Zealand - 38-13 in Sydney and 40-12 in Auckland.

Local bookmakers Sportingbet.co.za believe home ground advantage will count in Australia’s favour, predicting a 5-point victory for the Wallabies.

The hosts can be backed at 67/100 odds, while the Springboks are 5/4 underdogs.

Australia and South Africa couldn't be split in their two encounters last year with a 23-all draw in Perth before playing out a 27-all draw in Bloemfontein.

Saturday’s Test is scheduled for 12:00 (SA time).

Teams:

Australia

15 Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Will Genia, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Lukhan Tui, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Folau Faingaa, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Ned Hanigan, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Bernard Foley, 23 Jack Maddocks

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Makazole Mapimpi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Beast Mtawarira, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Cheslin Kolbe

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