Australia v South Africa predictions and rugby union tips: Boks can bounce back
World champions ready to reap revenge
Free rugby tips, best bets and analysis for Australia v South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Where to watch
Sky Sports Arena, 8.05am Saturday
South Africa to win by one to 12 points
1pt 9-5 Betfair
Australia stunned world champions South Africa with a last-gasp win in the Rugby Championship last weekend but the Boks are rightly favourites to bounce back with a win.
Ex-England captain Martin Johnson famously said during this summer's Lions tour that when Plan A isn't working, the Springbok team don't switch to Plan B - they just carry out Plan A better.
So we can expect a big physical and defensive showing from South Africa and it should be enough to tip the balance back their way.
Quade Cooper made a surprise return at fly-half for the Wallabies last week and nailed all eight of his kicks, including the clinching points at the death in a 28-26 success.
But there's a reason why that was Cooper's first Test in four years as he is consistently branded mercurial. Ironically, his normally ultra-reliable counterpart Handre Pollard missed three kicks at goal, but it would be no surprise to see another tight contest and Pollard coming out on top this time.
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