South Africa vs New Zealand
Ellis Park Stadium
The second round of the 2022 Rugby Championship will start between Springboks and the All-Stars. South Africa Springboks will be hoping for a second win against the All Stars; meanwhile, the All Stars of New Zealand will hope to fight for a comeback after a disappointing opening match against their opponent.Claim Your Sign Up Bonus!
South Africa - back to back win is possible for the Springboks.
When the Springboks play against a tough New Zealand side in the second round of this competition, their focus will be on picking up from where they left off last Saturday. The match that saw them win 26-10 was not easy. The intensity and pressure from the All-Stars were much-overcome thanks to their relentless efforts and the big performance of their star player, Handre Pollard, who did well to convert his chances. However, Rassie Erasmus is not expected to make any changes to his side that won in the first round. Also, the Springboks are expected to be more attacking as they have to convert more chances if they want to win against a possible revenging New Zealand side. Despite their huge win in the first match, they could only sit second on the table behind Australia; therefore, there was a lot of competition and sacrifice to clinch the top of the table.
New Zealand - can they get back to their feet with a win?
All Stars will go for a comeback match against South Africa after their poor display in the first round. They could only register 10 points in the first match, which was very below expectations of a top team from them. Ian Foster will hope to see a better and top performance from his boys when they face the Springboks in the second match of the Rugby Championship. It is only motivating for Ian Foster to tell the media that the first-round loss was his team's best performance so far. This shows he will expect a much better performance in this second match. Therefore, let us hope we see a 2021 New Zealand side that won the 2021 Rugby Championship. The coach on the verge of losing his job will only have to focus on getting a win from his boys, as he will have to get his best squad on the pitch. We will only have to see if the All-Stars' woes do not continue this weekend.
Expert Betting Tips
We expect South Africa to win again in this match. South Africa has now recorded two consecutive wins against the All-Stars. With the All-Stars’ coach being pressured, we expect an improved performance from his side. Also, the Springboks will only be determined to take advantage of the poor, unorganized New Zealand team.