The Rugby Championship Round 3: Bledisloe Cup & ARG v SA – Predictions

Rugby Championship 2019 Round 3
Rugby Championship 2019 Round 3

Australia host New Zealand’s All Blacks in the first leg of this year’s Bledisloe Cup (that doubles as round 3 of the 2019 Rugby Championship), and South Africa travel to Salta to take on Argentina for what would be a famous Rugby Championship series win.

Predictions

The Bledisloe Cup/Rugby Championship Series Odds & Predictions

  • The Aussies look to have their best chance of upsetting the All Blacks for some time. New Zealand have not been at their imposing best in the 2019 Rugby Championship.
  • South Africa take on the difficult-to-beat-at-home Argentinians. Win here and South Africa could win their first ever Rugby Championship title.

The Rugby Championship 2019 Series Winner Odds

Team
betstar
bookmaker australian open odds
South Africa
Argentina
New Zealand
Australia

Betting Tips

Australia vs New Zealand – 10 August

Tip – New Zealand have been far from their imposing best in this years Rugby Championship, narrowing defeating Argentina 20-16 in Buenos Aires and then held to a 16-16 at home in Wellington. The Wallabies sniff an upset.

For the Aussies part, it may depend which team turns up, the one thrashed by South Africa 3 weeks ago, or the one that ground out a tough victory over the Pumas in Brisbane? Regardless, the Wallabies are at such long odds, they’re worth a punt!

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Argentina vs South Africa – August 10

Tip – Its going to be tough, but South Africa will never have a better chance to win their first Rugby Championship title than this week in Argentina. It’s worthwhile to note that the South Africans always seem to perform better in a World Cup year.

Argentina, however, are a tough prospect to defeat at home having pushed the All Blacks to the brink of defeat just 3 weeks ago. South Africa just have too much to play for this week and should win

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Odds

With the Rugby World Cup only 6 weeks away now, expert bookmakers are analysing Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup closely and have reset World Cup odds since the last round of Rugby Championship matches.

Predictably, the best sports betting sites have acknowledged the superb form of South Africa who are the biggest movers forward in the World Cup markets this week;

World Cup Rugby 2019 Winner Odds

Team
betstar
bookmaker australian open odds
New Zealand
England
Ireland
South Africa
Wales
Australia
Argentina
Scotland

Statistics

  • South Africa have never won The Rugby Championship, and won the preceding tournament – The Tri-Nations Title – only 3 times.
  • New Zealand are searching to retain the Bledisloe Cup against the wallabies – a cup they last lost to Australia way back in 2002!
  • Australia and New Zealand have played 143 times with the All Blacks leading the way with 101 wins to Australia’s 36 with 6 Draws.
  • South Africa boast an excellent winning record over Argentina with 24 wins from 28 matches with 1 Draw and 3 wins to the Pumas.

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Rugby World Cup 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019 – AUS v FIJI & NZ v SA – Tips & Predictions

To kick-off the Rugby World Cup in Japan, Australia take on Fiji, while in a heavyweight clash, World Cup Favourites, New Zealand’s All Blacks take on South Africa in a match where either of the protagonists could both be considered worthy World Cup Winners.

To kick-off the Rugby World Cup in Japan, Australia take on Fiji, while in a heavyweight clash, World Cup Favourites, New Zealand’s All Blacks take on South Africa in a match where either of the protagonists could both be considered worthy World Cup Winners.

Bledisloe Cup

The Bledisloe Cup Decider – NZ vs AUS – Betting Tips & Predictions

Betting Tips for The Bledisloe Cup New Zealand host the Wallabies in the deciding match of this year’s Bledisloe Cup as Australia attempt to win at Eden Park for the first time since 1986, and Argentina travel to Pretoria to take on the Springboks as both teams warm-up for the World Cup in a tough match.

Betting Tips for The Bledisloe Cup New Zealand host the Wallabies in the deciding match of this year’s Bledisloe Cup as Australia attempt to win at Eden Park for the first time since 1986, and Argentina travel to Pretoria to take on the Springboks as both teams warm-up for the World Cup in a tough match.

Ken Edwards is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.

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