Tip South Africa - Australia
New Zealand have won all of their games in the Rugby Championship so it's not much of a race to win the title really. It's a different story as far as second place goes with these two teams battling it out for that position. South Africa have lost three of their four games so far but won the only one that was at home against Argentina. Away from home they have lost all their games including a 23-17 defeat against Australia. The Australians got their tournament off to a dreadful start losing at home 42-8 to the All-Blacks and then 29-9 away. They have beaten South Africa and Argentina at home but away form is a struggle and South Africa can get a narrow in this match.
Key points South Africa - Australia
South Africa have won their only home game so far.
Australia have lost their only away match to date
South Africa have won their last three home games against Australia.
Conclusion South Africa - Australia
This is all about who finishes second really and the home advantage should clinch a hard fought win for South Africa over Australia.
South Africa Australia Prediction published on January 26, 2018