The Boks head to Paris with Bookies and Brus disagreeing (only just) as to how things are going to pan out. Take in our preview before making your SuperBru picks.
Saturday, 18 November
16h00 – Italy vs Argentina
16h30 – Wales vs Georgia
17h00 – England vs Australia
19h15 – Scotland vs New Zealand
19h30 – Ireland vs Fiji
21h45 – France vs South Africa
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Argentina by 7
Wales by 21
England by 7
New Zealand by 17
Ireland by 27
France by 5
What the Bookies say:
Argentina (11/18) over Italy (15/8)
Wales (2/17) over Georgia (9/1)
England (2/5) over vs Australia (45/17)
New Zealand (1/16) over Scotland (12/1)
Ireland (1/16) over Fiji (20/1)
France (8/13) over South Africa (17/19)
The SuperBru Community picks:
Argentina by 5
Wales by 17
England by 5
New Zealand by 17
Ireland by 18
Boks by 0.2
The bookies look pretty damn confident! Might the primarily SA-based Brus be picking with their heart? Or will Duane make that much of a difference?
Plenty of tweaks to the Bok side listing to port after a horror showing in Dublin, but will they have the desired effect? Ross Cronje and the back three were incredibly poor last week, yet they all get another chance. The coach is obviously hoping for a little loyalty payback. We are not convinced!
FRANCE: 15 Nans Ducuing, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 12 Mathieu Bastareaud, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Anthony Belleau, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Kevin Gourdon, 6 Judicael Cancoriet, 5 Paul Gabrillagues, 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), 1 Jefferson Poirot
Bench: 16 Clement Maynadier, 17 Sebastien Taofifenua, 18 Daniel Kotze, 19 Paul Jedrasiak, 20 Anthony Jelonch, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22Francois Trinh-Duc, 23 Damian Penaud
SPRINGBOKS: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (c), 3 Wilco Louw 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Bench: 16 Bongi Mbonambi , 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane , 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Dan du Preez, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Damian de Allende
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Will you be watching live on Saturday night with tour feet resting on a well-stocked coolerbox, or via PVR on Sunday morning with coffee and rusks? Either way, good luck with that prediction!