handre pollard springboks

The Springboks will have no trouble maintaining their unbeaten streak on home soil against Wales in Saturday’s second Test in Bloemfontein. Photo: SA Rugby website

Bookmakers give Wales no chance against new-look Springbok side

The Springboks will have no trouble maintaining their unbeaten streak on home soil against Wales in Saturday’s second Test in Bloemfontein.

handre pollard springboks

The Springboks will have no trouble maintaining their unbeaten streak on home soil against Wales in Saturday’s second Test in Bloemfontein. Photo: SA Rugby website

The Springboks will have no trouble maintaining their unbeaten streak on home soil against Wales in Saturday’s second Test in Bloemfontein, if local bookmakers are to be believed.

WIN | ANSWER THESE 5 EASY RUGBY QUESTIONS AND YOU COULD WIN R1 000 IN CASH!

Wales have yet to taste success against the Springboks in 11 Tests in Mzansi and according to leading South African bookmakers Hollywoodbets, nothing will change in that regard this weekend.

READ | SPRINGBOKS’ END OF YEAR TOUR TAKES SHAPE

Hollwoodbets have installed the reigning Rugby World Cup champion Springboks as 1/5 favourites, while Wales can be backed at 37/10 to pull off an upset win.

The draw after 80 minutes is on offer at 25/1.

It must be mentioned that those odds are significantly ‘closer’ than what was on offer ahead of the first Test which was won after the hooter by the Boks, 32-29.

PLAYER RATINGS IN TEST 1 | WHO STOOD OUT – AND WHO FLOPPED – FOR THE SPRINGBOKS

The Springboks and Wales have clashed twice previously in Bloemfontein with South Africa emerging victorious on both occasions.

In June 2002 the Springboks won 34-19, while six years later the home side ran out 43-17 winners.

RIP | THIRD DROWNING TRAGEDY ROCKS SPRINGBOK FAMILY

Overall, the Springboks and Wales have played 38 Tests, with South Africa winning 31, losing six while one game was drawn (6-6 in Cardiff in 1970).

Best place to follow Springboks v Wales LIVE

Kick-off is scheduled for 17:05 and, as always, the best place to follow the action LIVE is on The South African website.

READ | HAS ELTON JANTJIES PLAYED HIS FINAL TEST FOR THE SPRINGBOKS?

TEAMS:

South Africa

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Aphelele Fassi, 10 Handre Pollard (captain), 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Thomas du Toit

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Ruan Nortje, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Deon Fourie, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Damian Willemse

Wales

TBA

READ | EBEN ETZEBETH EDGES CLOSER TO A CENTURY OF SPRINGBOK TESTS

Evan Roos. Photo: SA Rugby website