Fred Wood (13)
I reckon that all the Boks need to win the RC is to get a bonus point here and stop the ABs scoring 4+ tries, and then win the remaining games at home (vs Wallabies and ABs).
SA are on 14 points with a large point differential, NZ on 13 points.
In the above scenario, NZ get 4 from Auckland, may get 4 or 5 in Argentina, then, say, 1 from SA leaving them on 23 at most.
SA get 1 in Auckland, 4 or 5 at home from Aus, 4 at home from NZ, leaving them on 23 at least.
SA then take it on superior point differential.
However, ignoring all this, I'm really, really looking forward to this game.
How do you guys think the scrums are going to go? I think there's a real chance of SA getting the upper hand there.
Think it depends on the refereeing. The ABs struggled in the scrum against the Argies this past weekend. They responded by packing lower and lower until they were lying flat on their face, but Garcas let it go.
If the referee insists on decent level at the engage, if think we can have them in the scrum.