Canada have scored just one try this World Cup and have a PD of -104. They are not going to win this match, nor even come close to winning it. For them it’s just all about putting respect onto the badge on the jersey. Scoring a try would be a realistic goal for them if they can work their way down into the Springboks half enough times. Because only days after it was shown that Canada will be having for the first time a Rugby League team playing in the ESL, the Rugby boys will be looking to add even more pride to their nation. South Africa have put a combined 106 points through two games on lower tier nations this tournament. So if your watching this game, expect it to be very one sided. But as long as Canada can show some fight and spirit, then that’s all we can really ask for as Rugby fans. Isn’t it?
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Springboks vs Canada
Venue: Kobe Misaki Stadium | Start: 9:15PM (AEST)
South Africa did it easy last time out as they cruised to a 49 points to three win over Italy. Kolbe bagged a double as the Springboks ran riot, scoring seven tries to zero. Possession wise in the 1st half, they had just 49% of the ball. However, in the 2nd half it went all the way up to 61%. They made 568m’s to Italy’s 257m’s. They also had 127 carries and beat 20 defenders. 12 Was the number of clean breaks they had. And the opposition also saw red once in the 43rd minute. That being something that South Africa did not. Rassie Erasmus has denied claims of racism within his team. The Springboks coach claimed that the nickname the Bomb squad is what the replacements call themselves. “Come in and fix it when it is not going well on the park or it is a false alarm and maybe they don’t even get onto the park”. This all came about because Makazole Mapimpi was seen on camera being excluded by six white players in their celebrations. Reaction? It’s more then likely a media beat-up that means nothing.
Canada couldn’t weather the storm as they were pumped 63-0 by the All Blacks in their last match. Overall Canada held just 36% possession of the ball. And it was at just 32% in H1 alone! They conceded eight tries to nil and beat just 13 of NZ’s defenders. They also had just six clean breaks, NZ had 35. They also made just 87 passes to NZ’s 247. They gave the ball up 13 times and were forced to make 161 tackles. 62 rucks was the amount they won. NZ won 102. After Canada’s crushing defeat, the All Blacks invited them to come into their dressing room. “We wanted to earn their respect through the way we played, and them inviting us in was a token of respect for us”. That was from Peter Nelson after he swapped jerseys with Richie Mo’unga. What a nice gesture from the opposition.
Head to Head: Springboks | $1.00 – Bet365
Win Margin: Springboks 13+| $1.01- Beteasy, Sportsbet
Handicap: Springboks -51 | $1.91- Bet365
Total Points: Springboks will reach a total of 10 points first in the 1st half $1.04 – UniBet