Friday, July 31, 2009

Test Rugby: Tri Nations, New Zealand v South Africa

New Zealand v South Africa in Durban (Tri Nations)

Venue: ABSA Stadium

New Zealand has an uphill battle to come up with a win in South Africa. There is much uncertainty and a lack of confidence about this All Black side. This was evident last weekend.

South Africa are a very strong forward outfit and have a massive defensive line. If the Kiwis can match the South Africa forwards and then let their backs loose, an All Black win could be on the way.

Last Five Encounters
25.07.2009 South Africa 28-19 in Bloemfontein (Tri Nations)
16.08.2008 New Zealand 19-0 in Capetown (Tri Nations)
12.07.2008 South Africa 30-28 in Dunedin (Tri Nations)
05.07.2008 New Zealand 19-8 in Wellington (Tri Nations)
14.07.2007 New Zealand 33-6 in Christchurch (Tri Nations)

GWC Rugby Rankings: World Table-South Africa 1st, New Zealand 2nd

Prediction: New Zealand by 7

At present Blogger will not allow me to copy and paste from word.
So teams are not available

1 comment:

  1. I have found that using 'Windows Live Writer' enables me to copy and paste from word into this blog. It's strange that I could copy and paste from word straight into my blog up to last week's test match, but not this week.