Will it be lucky 7 for Boks?

Pretoria News Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

NEW Zealand, Aus­tralia, South Africa and Ar­gentina launch the sev­enth edi­tion of the Rugby Cham­pi­onship to­day.

The se­ries has been won by the All Blacks in five of the six pre­vi­ous years. Whether they can main­tain this dom­i­nance has be­come a key talk­ing point.

The back-to-back world cham­pi­ons have only lost twice in 33 Rugby Cham­pi­onship games, but the Spring­boks al­ways feel con­fi­dent and the Aus­tralians sense the All Blacks are vul­ner­a­ble, es­pe­cially in the se­ries opener in Syd­ney to­day.

The Spring­boks are set to kick off their cam­paign with a clash against Ar­gentina in Dur­ban later this af­ter­noon, be­fore then fac­ing Ar­gentina, Aus­tralia and New Zealand away from home. – Staff Re­porter

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