SOUTH AFRICA VS AUSTRALIA RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP – The 2017 Rugby Championship featuring Australia, Argentina, South Africa vs Australia is the sixth edition of the annual southern hemisphere Rugby Championship scheduled from 19th August 2017 to 7th October 2017. In a total of six rounds four were played and the fifth round is scheduled on 30th September.
In the round 5 of the Rugby Championship 2017, South Africa is going to collide against Australia on 30th September at Toyota Stadium ,Toyota Stadium , Bloemfontein from 17:05 local time onward .
After completion of four rounds, all the four teams played four matches against each other and New Zealand is in top position with all matches won, after that South Africa holds second position with two won and one draw . Australia is on third position with one match won and one draw. Argentina had not won any match yet. So, on looking on these statistics, South Africa seems more stronger than Australia and they are looking more confident and determined to win this game .
The Sprinboks had won eight out of their nine fights in their home games, but only lose one game by New Zealand in 2016. Their last game in Bloemfontein (South Africa) at Toyota Stadium is in 2010 when they lost 39-41 to Australia, ending a run of five victories at the venue spanning 2002-2009.
South Africa vs Australia Rugby Championship Team Performances
Australia’s Beauden Barrett (56) is currently the top scorer of this championship. Also Bernard Foley is in line to win his 50th cap for his team ,he only needs one more point to become the fourth player to score 500 points for the Wallabies . Their last four wins in the Rugby Championship outside of Australia have all come against Argentina , their last away win against one of the other teams was in 2011 (vs South Africa ) .
South Africa’s Malcolm Marx tops the chat for turnovers won (8) in this tournament so far.The Sprinsboks have more average kicks from hand (24) and fewer passes (132) or carries ( 104) than any other team in this Rugby Championship .They also have won more turnovers (34) than any other team and twice as many as Australia (17) who have managed the fewest in this tournament .
About Australia’s National Rugby Team
Nickname : Wallabies
Union : Australian Rugby Union
Emblem : Wallaby
Head Coach : Michael Cheika
Captain : Michael Hooper
Most Caps : George Gregan (139)
Top Scorer : Michael Lynagh (911)
Home Stadium : Stadium Australia
About South Africa’s National Rugby Team
Nckname : Springboks
Union : South African Rugby Union
Emblem : Springbok and Protea
Head Coach : Allister Coetzee
Captain : Eben Etezbeth
Most Caps : Victor Matfield
Top Scorer : Percy Montgomery
South Africa vs Australia Rugby Championship Match Venue Details
City : Bloemfontein (South Africa ) .
Stadium : Toyota Stadium (Free State Stadium) .
Capacity : 46,000 .
Refree : Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand )
Date : September 30, 2017 .
Day : Saturday .
Timing : 17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa vs Australia Rugby Championship Possible Line Up’s
Australia : Tolu Latu ,Stephen Moore ,Allan Alaalatoa , Tetera Faulkner , Rory Arnold , Adam Coleman , Jack Dempsey , Ned Hanigan , Adam Korczyk , Lopeti Timani , Kurtley Beale, Nick Phipps , Bernard Foley .
South Africa : Malcolm Marx , Bongi Mbonambi , Ruan Dreyer , Lizo Gqokoba , Lood de Jager , Pieter Steph du Toit , Uzair Cassiem , Jean-Luc du Preez , Dan du Preez , Ross Cronje , Francois Hougaard , Curwin Bosch , Elton Jantjies .
South Africa vs Australia Match Predictions
As South Africa is currently seems a strong team and therefore will show a high level game in this match and barring a disaster , the sprinboks should move on comfortably .But there is a possibility to reshuffle this match by Australia as nothing is impossible but there is more probability of South Africa than Australia to win this match. Saturday’s Match is going to be very intense and pressurized game as this game decides the top teams in the table to a much extent. Both teams have their own characteristics and unique playing techniques , so both will play a strategical mind game with strong and effective way of playing. By considering all matches played in this cup, South Africa will get more possibility to win this game but it is not sure as Australia serves a strong competent to it. So, it is going to be very exciting and fascinating game to watch.
South Africa vs Australia Rugby Championship live stream and Broadcasting Rights
Australia : Foxtel
Canada : TSN and RDS
France : Eurosport and France Televisions
Ireland : Eir Sport and RTE
Spain : RTVE
United Kingdom : ITV
USA : NBC sports
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