Odds stacked against Boks

The game between the Springboks and All Blacks will take centre stage this weekend.

Rugby expert Jan Dekoning says he's betting his money on the New Zealand side who happen to be ranked the top team in the world.

Dekoning says that he'll be surprised if the All Blacks don't put 50 points past the Springboks during the Saturday game.

Like most South Africans, I'm rather pessimistic at the moment. The Springboks haven't inspired this year.

Jan Dekoning, -Editor at Rugby 365.com

While Bok captain Adriaan Strauss is hopeful, Dekoning says that the men will have to be at their best from the first whistle in order to prove him wrong.

It will take a lot of energy and determination. They will have to be in the All Blacks' faces for 80 minutes.

Jan Dekoning, -Editor at Rugby 365.com

The All Blacks have won all of their rugby championship matches so far, while the Boks have faced two defeats and only one victory.

A loss for the Boks will effectively hand the New Zealand the rugby championship title.

The game kicks off is at 9.35 am South African time.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

Read More
Adriaan Strauss announces retirement from Test rugby

Adriaan Strauss announces retirement from Test rugby

He became the 57th Bok captain and the first of Allister Coetzee’s era as the SA team coach in June.

Allister Coetzee confident of Lions win

Allister Coetzee confident of Lions win

The Bok coach expressed his confidence in the team to clinch victory in Saturday's Super Rugby final in Wellington, New Zealand.

BlitzBokke team on why the CT Sevens tournament can't be missed

BlitzBokke team on why the CT Sevens tournament can't be missed

Tickets for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament are officially on sale, and the BlitzBokke convince locals to buy theirs early.

Former Bok, Chester Williams, predicts the score ahead of SA/ Ireland game

Former Bok, Chester Williams, predicts the score ahead of SA/ Ireland game

Chester Williams has predicted that the Spingbok team will emerge victorious against Ireland at the 2nd test over the weekend.

'We're in a unique position as a country', says new Bok coach, Allister Coetzee

'We're in a unique position as a country', says new Bok coach, Allister Coetzee

Allister Coetzee has been appointed as the newest Sprinbok coach for South Africa's national rugby team on Tuesday.

Allister Coetzee appointed new Springbok coach

Allister Coetzee appointed new Springbok coach

Allister Coetzee is the 13th Bok coach and succeeds Heyneke Meyer, who chose not to present himself for possible reappointment.

Former Boks players speak out on Meyer's sudden departure as Springbok coach

Former Boks players speak out on Meyer's sudden departure as Springbok coach

Heyneke Meyer has been largely criticised for the Springboks’ style of play and the slow pace of transformation in the team.

Popular articles
Hooters introduces 'angel shots' to rescue women from dangerous dates

Hooters introduces 'angel shots' to rescue women from dangerous dates

Hooters SA has introduced the ‘Order an Angel Shot’ initiative for female customers who are feeling unsafe during a date.

Zuma taking over from Zuma is a good thing - Jacob Zuma

Zuma taking over from Zuma is a good thing - Jacob Zuma

Political Analyst Dr Sethulego Matebesi says it is concerning that the President is publicly and boldly endorsing his ex-wife.

South Africans get a kick out of Pornhub, Dr. Eve uncovers

South Africans get a kick out of Pornhub, Dr. Eve uncovers

South Africans enjoy watching pornography, so much so that they've made it onto the top 20 countries with highest hits on Pornhub.

Naked Scientist explains why mosquitoes 'discriminate' who they bite

Naked Scientist explains why mosquitoes 'discriminate' who they bite

Dr Chris Smith explains why some people are more desirable than others to mosquitoes.

Absa may have to pay R2.25 billion for unlawful apartheid era bank bailout

Absa may have to pay R2.25 billion for unlawful apartheid era bank bailout

M&G's Pauli Van Wyk speaks about Public Protector's preliminary report implicating Absa, Reserve Bank, Treasury and Presidency.

Consumer Commission to make a decision on Ford Kuga

Consumer Commission to make a decision on Ford Kuga

Spokesperson for the National Consumer Commission says they believe consumers are exposed to potential risks in these vehicles.

Reserve Bank Governor on outsourced printing of bank notes and 2017 predictions

Reserve Bank Governor on outsourced printing of bank notes and 2017 predictions

Governor Lesetja Kganyago says South Africa asked international companies to print banknotes as part of risk management.

House prices slump in some parts of the country

House prices slump in some parts of the country

Property economist at FNB, John Loos, says the drop in house prices is due to slow pace in economic growth.

Vaal Dam levels increase by 5.2%

Vaal Dam levels increase by 5.2%

Department of Water and Sanitation says recent rains have increased the Vaal Dam levels but more is still needed.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.