2017 Rugby Championship Week 6 Preview
The Rugby Championship has been dominated by New Zealand and they officially claimed the title last weekend, but there are still two games left in the tournament.
Australia can potentially leapfrog South Africa to finish in second with a win over Argentina on Sunday, while the All Blacks can complete a Rugby Championship cleansweep.
We have analysed both games in the final round of the Rugby Championship and our complete 2017 Rugby Championship week 6 tips can be found below.
Sunday 8 October, 1:05am, DHL Newlands
New Zealand carried on their winning ways with a professional win over Argentina and they head into this clash as South Africa as dominant favourites.
The All Blacks won the most game between these two sides 57-0 and the line for this clash has been set at only 15.5 points, which doesn’t look like anywhere near enough.
South Africa have won only one of their past five games against New Zealand in South Africa and in the most recent game between these two sides in South Africa, the All Blacks won by 42 points.
The All Blacks are simply on another level at the moment and it doesn’t matter where they play – another big win is in the offering.
Back New Zealand To Beat The Line (-15.5 Points)
Sunday 8 October, 8:40am, Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
Australia and South Africa played out their second stalemate in as many clashes last weekend, which gives Australia the chance to finish the Rugby Championship in second position.
The Wallabies recorded a fairly comfortable win over Argentina when they met in Canberra three weeks ago, but the line for this clash has been seen at only 6.5 points.
Argentina have been gallant without winning a game during the Rugby Championship to date and a maiden win does not look likely this weekend.
The Wallabies have lost only one of their past six Tests against Argentina in Argentina and four of these five wins have been by greater than the current line of six points.
This will not be a walk in the park for Australia and Argentina will likely be in this for a long way, but the Wallabies will prove too strong late and they can cover the line of 6.5 points.
Back Australia To Beat The Line (-6.5 Points)