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Boerewors v Beef burgers

The Springboks are back, but let's be honest. Although they were convincing against Samoa and Scotland, the men in skirts are not World Cup contenders.

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The Boks were excellent in the line-outs, above par in the loose and scrums.

However, they kicked away nine balls in the first nine minutes.

When the Boks carry the ball, they are dangerous.

However, they remain too predictable.Boerewors v Beef burgers

Handré Pollard, although a general at the weekend, will break the first time he gets in to the opponents' 22-meter area.

Damian de Allende will try and just get over the gainline, instead of using his good distribution skills more to spice it up.

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From unstructured play Fourie du Preez will give it to the first forward receiver, who will just bash straight into an opponent – instead of attacking space or shift it with one more pass, ala the All Blacks.

Let us concentrate more on the 'Gold' and the Boks will go through to the play-offs, with Scotland most likely to go through – unless Samoa shock them and the ever-improving Japan can then sneak through.

For the Boks' next game, Boerewors versus Beef burgers, I believe the Boks' B-Team and those who need more game time should play.

Rest Eben Etzebeth, Schalk Burger, Francois Louw and Fourie du Preez, Handré Pollard, Damian de Allende, Bryan Habana and Willie le Roux.

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Yes, the theory is on most occasions to play your best team in the last pool game to gain momentum in to the play-offs.

However, with Dad's army, injuries to the top players is going to be more vital.

AussieBoer XV versus United States: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Peterson, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Pieter Steph-du Toit, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Trevor Nyakane.

Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Beast Mtawarira, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Morné Steyn, 23 Willie le Roux.

Prediction: Boks to win by more than 30.

AussieBoer (Kevin D)

@rugby365com

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