Last weekend saw the opening match of the 2011 Tri Nations in which South Africa went down 39-20 to Australia.
This weekend, South Africa are off to New Zealand as Sportingbet’s 10/1 outsiders and you can’t help but feel that it will be back to back defeats for the Springboks.
With just one defeat in nearly 2 years (to Australia in Hong Kong) and no defeats in NZ since September 09, where South Africa won by 3 poins, New Zealand are deserved favs but at just 1/14 with Unibet, are incredibly short odds. Paddy Power handicap the All Blacks 17.5 points with a 10/11 price tag, something they can achieve but perhaps only just. They warmed up well by putting 60 past Fiji last week but it’ll be a lot tougher this weekend, though victory by 18 points or more is achievable.