The 2014 Rugby Championship is fast approaching with NewZealand looking to defend their crown against SouthAfrica, Australia and Argentina and get themselves prepared for next year’s Rugby World Cup. Tom Powell tipped New Zealand last year and made some decent profits with his match tips for the tournament so don’t miss his selections for the 2014 tournament…
*Tom's 7/10 outright selection finally landed last weekend as New Zealand wrapped up the title with a win in Argentina...
South Africa v New Zealand (Sat, 16:05, SS2)
New Zealand -1.5 Handicap @ 51/50 – BET NOW
New Zealand have covered this handicap in their four Rugby Championship matches since drawing with Australia in the opening match so this price is well worth snapping up. The All Blacks have also covered this handicap in five consecutive matches against the Springboks stretching back to 2011 so an away victory looks likely.
Argentina v Australia (Sat, 23:40, SS3)
Australia To Win By 1-12 @ 7/4 – BET NOW
Australia are firm favourites to finish their campaign on a high but they are unlikely to trounce the Pumas. Australia’s two wins in this tournament have been by just one point and seven point margins while Argentina’s points difference is a respectable -51 (an average margin of defeat of just 11.2). That margin is slightly distorted due to heavy losses against New Zealand so if you only take losses against South Africa and Australia into account then Argentina lose by an average of just over five.