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The Rugby Championship Round 3 Predictions!

Argentina's win over South Africa caught me out in Round 2, and the Pumas continue to be an unpredictable side. They seemed to be a declining force, but now look like a threat again in England's Rugby World Cup group. An exact pick in the All Blacks match was enough for some green arrows everywhere though.

Here are my picks for Round 3 of The Rugby Championship this weekend.



New Zealand v Argentina

The All Blacks have made several changes, but as per usual, it still looks like a World Cup-winning side. Richie Mo'unga gets a chance at 10, with Ardie Savea in at 7, and I fear for the Pumas - as I do for most sides playing in New Zealand.

Prediction: New Zealand by 33

Australia v South Africa

Rassie Erasmus has also made a few changes to the Springbok team, notably with Elton Jantjies starting at fly-half, and Malcolm Marx on the bench. The Wallabies have been comfortably second best in their two matches with New Zealand, but they'll fancy their chances in this one. Israel Folau returns at full-back, and Kurtley Beale moves to 10, where I'd expect him to orchestrate a fast game that the Boks won't be able to cope with. The bookies have Australia by 5, but I think it might be a few more.

Prediction: Australia by 13

What do you make of Hutch's picks? Let us know how your picks compare in the comments!
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Sadly I must agree with both picks, can't believe Rassie's gone back to the failures of past at flyhalf and centres. As for the All Blacks, if I was Argentina I wouldnt bother to show up!!!!
6 Sep 17:52
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yip seeing that the flyhalf that is heating the bench this week has been a FAILURE the last two tests against Argentina nogal.
7 Sep 07:18
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despe-RASSIE
7 Sep 07:20
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Writing off sn injured springbok could be a huge mistake guys boks by 17!!
7 Sep 09:40
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Bokke will still win. Praying Argentina to also play the second half .
7 Sep 15:08
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All Blacks to win again and Oz to take it in Brisbane
7 Sep 18:19
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All blacks by 40 oz by 10
7 Sep 19:58
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SA pack look 'hot to trot to me', so who needs the girls.
8 Sep 03:14
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NZ and SA

So bingo in NZ and SA by 10 ish
8 Sep 03:17
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I got nz and sa have to win in brisbane there backs are up against the wall as well as injuries to oz team
8 Sep 05:59
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