This week sees the reverse fixtures from round 1 last weekend
Matches are as follows
Saturday 8.35am BST New Zealand v Australia, Auckland
A superb all-round performance by New Zealand saw them claim a deserved 38-13 win over Australia in Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.
In a tough and uncompromising encounter the Wallabies had the better of the early exchanges but the world champions improved as the match progressed and eventually outscored their hosts by six tries to one.
If the truth be told, the All Blacks were far from their best during the opening half as they delivered a lethargic showing which was littered with numerous unforced errors. But they were a completely different side after half-time and totally dominated the second half.
The Wallabies’ cause when star full-back Israel Folau was forced to leave the fray with what looked like a serious ankle injury.
The All Blacks are clearly the best side in the world and are firm favourites for the Auckland reverse fixture at 1/25 outright and -23 on the points handicap. The bet I like is Highest scoring half, second half at 8/11 with Bet365.
Saturday 8.10pm Argentina v South Africa, Mendoza
Aphiwe Dyantyi and Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries apiece as the Springboks overturned a half-time deficit to beat Argentina 34-21 in the first round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
The Pumas had taken a 14-10 lead into the break thanks to tries from Nicolas Sanchez and Pablo Matera, with Lukhanyo Am and Dyantyi responding for the hosts.
But the Boks roared back in the second half, scoring 17 unanswered points through another Dyantyi try and two from Mapimpi.
Argentina did have a glimmer of hope when Matias Moroni latched onto a loose pass to race clear and make it a six-point game, but Faf de Klerk handed his side the decisive score when he sniped around the ruck from close range for a bonus-point win at Kings Park.
The game should have been more comfortable for South Africa, if not for fly-half Handre Pollard missing five kicks from the tee which cost his side 11 points.
Argentina face a huge challenge in avoiding another rugby Championship wooden spoon and are 15/8 outright underdogs and +7 at 10/11 on the points handicap for this reverse fixture. I like South Africa to cover -7 here