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New Zealand vs South Africa Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds (Rugby World Cup 2019)

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New Zealand vs South Africa Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds (Rugby World Cup 2019)
New Zealand kick-off their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign against South Africa in what will surely be a thrilling match. Who will come out on top at the International Stadium in Yokohama? This article contains our New Zealand vs South Africa betting preview, with free predictions, betting tips, best odds, bookie offers and no deposit free bets to use on the 2019 RWC in Japan!
 

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New Zealand vs South Africa betting preview  

New Zealand have lost three of their last 13 matches

The All Blacks enter the tournament as the outright favourites but there is the feeling they could be toppled this time after an unconvincing build-up to the competition. The back-to-back world champions were beaten 47-26 by Australia last month and only finished third in this summer’s Rugby Championship. Their campaign comprised of a narrow win in Argentina, a draw at home to the Boks (16-16) and a defeat to the Wallabies in Australia. They did subsequently gain revenge on Australia with a 36-0 win in Auckland to retain the Bledisloe Cup and most recently they rattled up 92 points in a warm up game against Tonga. Anyway, Steve Hansen does not appear to have a completely settled side and has selected the youngest team since the 2011 World Cup final.

The All Blacks have named a side with some notable calls. Aside from the absence of Luke Jacobson (recovering from a concussion) and Brodie Rettalick (suffering a shoulder injury), Hansen will be able to field a pretty strong side. At fly half Richie Mo’unga will start which sees regular no 10, Beauden Barrett named at fullback and Ben Smith thereby on the bench.

New Zealand Starting Line-up

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Ardie Savea, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody

Substitutes: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Ofa Tuungafasi, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Shannon Frizell, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Sonny Bill Williams, 23 Ben Smith

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South Africa come into the tournament with an unbeaten run stretching back to November

South Africa enter the tournament high on confidence after winning their first ever Rugby Championship title. Subsequent warm up games included a home win over Los Pumas and most recently a 41-7 hiding of host nation Japan. The appointment of Rassie Erasmus has clearly made a massive difference in turning their form around.

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus made just one change from the starting side that drew with New Zealand in July. Siya Kolis will captain the side at openside flanker in place of Kwagga Smith. He is to be joined by Pieter-Steph du Toit, and Duane Vermeulen in a formidable back-row. The versatile 32-year-old Frans Steyn will cover the centres and act as back-up to starting five-eighth Handre Pollard.

South Africa Starting Line-up

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Jesse Kriel

New Zealand vs South Africa H2H    

New Zealand lead the overall H2H 58-38, with four draws. The most recent result was a draw earlier this year in Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to that, the Springboks stunned the All Blacks in a breathtaking 36-34 win in Wellington last year before being edged out 32-30 at home.
  • 2019 (Wellington) New Zealand 16-16 South Africa (Tries 1-1)
  • 2018 (Pretoria) South Africa 30–32 New Zealand (Tries 3-4)
  • 2018 (Wellington) New Zealand 34-36 South Africa (Tries 6-5)
  • 2017 (Cape Town) South Africa 24–25 New Zealand (Tries 3-3)
  • 2017 (Albany) New Zealand 57-0 South Africa (Tries 8-0)

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New Zealand vs South Africa best odds   

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New Zealand vs South Africa predictions 

Our rugby experts have deeply analysed all the key betting factors about this match and each team. As a result, we provide the most researched betting tips on the New Zealand vs South Africa match below. Anyway, we don't just provide betting tips on rugby! You'll find predictions and recommeded bets on a huge range of sports!

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