All black for Pumas and Wallabies?

Whilst I made a right Horlicks (posh way to say bollox) of my Premiership predictions last week I am still at 100% for the Rugby Championship which resumes this week.

The All Blacks are in Argentina but, despite home advantage tomorrow and the Pumas brave effort at the Waikato stadium in Hamilton a few weeks ago, the All Blacks will motor on and edge ever closer to the World record run for unbeaten games.

The strength in depth of New Zealand rugby will shine through as Steve Hansen has made a number of changes (9 in total) and will have capped several new players before the end of the match.

The All Blacks by 26.

It should be a welcome bit of relief after the trampling of New Zealand rugby culture following the unsavoury Filipo affair

The game in Pretoria is a much tougher call – the Wallabies record there is poor but they have come back strongly since being mauled by the All Blacks earlier in the competition.

The Wallabies will be without David Pocock but have a strong replacement in Sean McMahon.

Meanwhile the Springboks have ditched their halfbacks in favour of Rudy Paige and Morne Steyne with Pat Lambie at last returning after concussion and taking the 15 shirt.

Willie Le Roux is on the bench.

The Springboks look a better side for the changes.

It will be a hell of a battle but home advantage and Morne Steyne will see the Boks home by 7.

Two big games to look forward to – after a lay in as the kick offs are at a more civilised time for us.


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