Relax SA, it’s Boks by 10

The Springboks will beat the All Blacks by 10 points and score four tries.

If they can’t beat the All Blacks at Ellis Park, they won’t beat them on a neutral venue.

There is nothing that separates the two teams, outside of home ground advantage.

Flip van der Merwe’s absence is big, but the Boks still have the presence, intelligence and physicality to score a resounding win.

And it’s a Bok win world rugby needs.

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This Bok team is good enough. They won’t just rely on Ellis Park and altitude.

They have the players. They need to believe it. And I know they will.

Enjoy what should be a great afternoon for South African rugby.

The All Blacks have won nine of the 11 Test in which Nigel Owens has been the referee. Both defeats were against the Springboks, in Durban and Hamilton, in 2009.

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Gary Lemke writes the Bookies have the Boks to win by 11 points but not with a four try bonus point

Springboks – 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 JJ Engelbrecht/Jan Serfontein, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Franco van der Merwe, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein/Juan de Jongh.

All Blacks – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Subs: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ben Franks, 19 Steven Luatua, 20 Sam Cane, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Charles Piutau.