With the away leg of the Boks’ Rugby Championship campaign looming large, a reader’s poll has backed South Africa to add to their vast trophy collection with a fifth title.
South Africa recently added a series victory against the touring British & Irish Lions to go with the Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup titles they won in 2019. Last week, a second-string Bok outfit hammered a strong Pumas lineup to make a winning start to the southern hemisphere competition.
The Boks will take on Argentina again this coming weekend, before traveling abroad for the away leg of their 2021 Rugby Championship campaign, an excursion made trickier by lockdown restrictions and the requirement to keep the squad in a bubble.
With that in mind, SARugbymag.co.za gave readers the option to predict what comes next for the high-flying Springboks in the Rugby Championship. Jacques Nienaber’s team still has four Tests remaining in this competition, two each against Australia and New Zealand.
A whopping 66% of readers voted that the Boks will sweep the Wallabies and beat the All Blacks once to reclaim the title they relinquished by default last year.
The possibility of South Africa losing twice in Australasia, and thus finishing a close second in the Rugby Championship standings, gained just over 15% of the votes, while less than two percent of voters think the wheels will come off and the Boks will lose more Tests than they will win.
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