Boks will back up Soweto

The Boks will win well in Mendoza. It will be 20-plus points.

Heyneke Meyer’s men will deliver a performance with as much intent, purpose and quality.

The scoreline won’t be as decisive but I expect the performance to be as emphatic as that of a week ago.

The Boks are building towards something better than just good. They are on a seven match winning streak and they are improved as a unit from the side hammered 32-16 by the All Blacks in Soweto a year ago.

Meyer will also be more liberal with the use of his bench this weekend and the likes of Bismarck du Plessis, Jan Serfontein and Pat Lambie should get more game time.

The primary target in the Rugby Championship is to get wins, but Meyer will back his players to get the bonus point victory for four tries. They are more than capable of this, however, there will be structure and slow poison applied before the Boks score those tries.

The Boks are a team that plays the percentages, gets confidence through turning the pressure into penalties and three pointers, and then become more expansive and expressive. It makes for a very good approach and it is one that sits comfortably with the coach and the players.

In Wellington the All Blacks will win but they won’t win as comfortably as they did against Australia in Sydney. I am expecting a tighter game, with the All Blacks to win by 10 points.

The Wallabies will offer more this time and the All Blacks will feel the effects of not having their top three flyhalves available. Tom Taylor is a good rugby player but the Crusaders, with Taylor at flyhalf, lacked the attacking spark evident when Dan Carter plays flyhalf.

Tony Woodcock is the fourth All Black to make it to 100 Tests on the night Taylor and dad (former All Black centre Warwick Taylor) become the 18th father and son All Blacks combination.