The Rugby Championship 2022: Round 4 Predictions
Hutch | Commercial Director
Thu 1 Sep 2022
I was 0 from 2 last week, and with the same pair of fixtures this weekend, I’m now in the tricky position of whether to switch to last week’s winners or double down.
Here are my Rugby Championship predictions for Round 4.
New Zealand v Argentina
What a great performance and victory for the Pumas last weekend! Can they do it again and relegate the All Blacks to 6th in the world rankings? I suspect not. Argentina punished New Zealand’s indiscipline last weekend, scoring just one try, and surely they won’t give away quite so many penalties this time. I’m still believing that the All Blacks’ malaise will be shaken off any minute and the world order will be restored, and this could be a backlash performance. New Zealand by 18
Australia v South Africa
The Springboks were poor last week, and are now without key players Lukhanyo Am and Handre Pollard. With the Wallabies unchanged, it seems foolish to expect such a dramatic turnaround that would see a South African victory, so I’m going with the home team. Australia by 4
5 Sep 00:32