Scotland, England and Wales Rugby Teams Face Tough Tests

Tough Tests

Scotland, England and Wales all face big challenges this week. We take a look at the line ups, give you the odds and tell you our score prediction.

Argentina vs Scotland

Scotland might be tired after only 6 days since Canada.
Scotland might be tired after only 6 days since Canada.

Starting XV

Argentina Scotland
L. Gonzalez Amorosino S. Hogg
S. Cordero S. Maitland
M. Orlando N. De Luca
S. Gonzalez Iglesias P. Horne
M. Montero T. Seymour
N. Sanchez D. Weir
T. Cubelli (capt) G. Hart
B. Postiglioni K. Low
J. Montoya B. Cowan
M. Diaz R. Harley
M. Carizza G. Gilchrist (capt)
M. Alemanno J. Gray
R. Baez G. Cross
J. Ortega Desio R. Ford
T. De la Vega A. Dickinson

Argentina have changed 9 men, meaning this is a completely different side to the one defeated by Ireland recently. This could potentially be a more dangerous Pumas side but as they are still untested we’d expect Scotland to keep their momentum.

Bookies have Scotland odds of winning at 13/8. score prediction – Scotland will win their 3rd test in a row 25-15

New Zealand vs England (Round 3)

New Zealand will be looking to make it 3-0
New Zealand will be looking to make it 3-0

Starting XV

New Zealand England
 B. Smith M. Brown
C. Jane C. Ashton
M. Fekitoa M. Tuilagi
M. Nonu K. Eastmond
J. Savea M. Yarde
A. Cruden F. Burns
A. Smith B. Youngs
K. Read B. Vunipola
R. McCaw (c) C. Robshaw (capt)
J. Kaino T. Wood
S. Whitelock C. Lawes
B. Retallick J. Launchbury
O. Franks D. Wilson
D. Coles D. Hartley
T. Woodcock  J. Marler

England have surprised sceptics on this tour taking early leads in the first two matches against the All Blacks and almost holding out for a victory or a draw. Although they’ve lost the series they’ve proved a point and will be eager for a victory. However, the world champions will be looking to cement their victory and prove that they are still the dominant force in world rugby.

Bookies have England odds of winning at 4/1 score prediction – All Blacks prove a point 30 – 12

South Africa vs Wales (Round 2)

Hook is on the bench despite some fans protests.
Hook is on the bench despite some fans protests.

Starting XV

South Africa Wales
W. le Roux L. Williams
C. Hendricks A. Cuthbert
JP. Pietersen J. Davies
J. Serfontein J. Roberts
B. Habana G. North
M. Steyn D. Biggar
F. du Preez M. Phillips
D. Vermeulen M. Faletau
W. Alberts J. Turnbull
F. Louw D. Lydiate
V. Matfield (capt) A. Wyn Jones
F. van der Merwe L. Charteris
J. du Plessis S. Lee
B. du Plessis K. Owens
T. Mtawarira G. Jenkins

Wales had a disappointing game against the Springboks last Sunday and suffered their biggest loss to SA in 6 years. Not surprising however against a very strong looking ‘Boks team at home. Sadly we can’t see their chances being that much better this weekend at Mbombela Stadium.

Bookies have Wales odds of winning at 7/1 score prediction Not as bad as last game – 18 – 12 to SA

There is no doubt the British home teams have a challenging weekend ahead. What  are your own score predictions? Any upsets?

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