As the weekend approaches us, we look forward to another cracker weekend of unmissable rugby, so best you make a stop at Tops and get your beers stocked up! This weekend marks the final Test Match for most teams, we can expect to see everyone on the top of their game after a good rugby season. Which teams will be ending their season on a high?
The Springboks look to maintain a winning record against their hosts, England this weekend. A strong and in-form Bok Squad head over to Twickenham to have a crack at the English. Maybe we get to see some 32-12 going on there.
"This is the match that counts" - Siya Kolisi
Saturday's Fixture List
Scotland vs Japan
Scotland vs Japan at BT Murrayfield at 15:00 South African time. We have seen how strong the Scots actually are. They gave Australia a good crack two weeks ago, teaching them an honest lesson on how to be down to earth and modest. Exciting stuff from Hogg and the boys. We also know that Japan is a side that loves to be the underdog and they love to cause an upset, so this game will definitely be one to watch!
My prediction is Scotland by 8.
Italy vs Uruguay
Taking place in Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, we see the Italian's take on Uruguay at 15:00. Uruguay are the underdogs in this matchup with Italy looking to end their season with a W. It will be hard fought and Uruguay will be looking to make a statement against the Europeans. Another good game to watch! I will definitely be jumping channels between the two 15:00 fixtures!
My prediction is Uruguay by 3.
Georgia vs Fiji
At 16:30 we have this cracker at Estadio El Delaite. We have seen how the mighty Georgian's love to cause panic to the clear stronger side on the day, so this game will make for another interesting watch. The Flying Fijians are the outright favorites here but you can't ever close the door on Georgia! They will sneak one past you without you even realizing it, watch out Fiji!
My prediction here is Fiji by 12.
South Africa vs England
I could say a whole bunch about this 17:15 fixture. Definitely the most exciting Test Match this weekend. All I can say as a South African is 32-12, have it boys. No but on a more serious note, England is looking absolutely potent! They have already said in the media they are looking to end the season with South African Scalp in hand. Pretty sure that's the wrong thing to say to an angry Afrikaans/ Zulu/ Xhosa forward pack, talk about aggression and raw power. This game sees the World Champs as the favorites as we expect but the game is never over until Pollard put it high in the stands.. A strong and dominant pack of Saffa Forwards look to make work of Itoje and his boys. De Allende and Am face Tuilagi and Slade in the centres, whilst Pollard makes his return to the side and Reinach is brought onto the bench because of his knowledge of English game play.
My prediction sees the Boks winning by 7 or more.
Romania vs Tonga
At 17:30 we have the next clash between Romania and Tonga. Romania look to steal a win against the Tongan's in their final Test of the year. The Tongan's will be physical and strong on the ball as they usually are, playing with big quicks in the back who only want to hurt people. Tonga are the favorites but I am hoping for a Romanian win this weekend. It will be good to see Romania sneak one past Tonga at the death!
My prediction is Romania by 3.
Wales vs Australia
The Principality Stadium hosts yet another massive clash this weekend as Wales take on Australia at 19:30 SA time. Australia have lost to Scotland just two weeks back and will be looking to lay down the law against Wales. They will be looking for a win to end the season, as will Wales. This game will come down to the last 10 minutes, with the winner being the one to convert pressure into points.
My prediction is Wales by 5, Courtesy of Dan Biggar.
New Zealand vs France
We are in for a cracker here. France host The All Blacks at Stade de Francis and look to add to the NZ loss streak this year. Hopefully the French can outplay the All Blacks at their own game and add an extra mark to the tally of losses this year, it's horrible to say, but I just want to see France at winning ways again. They have such an exciting brand of Rugby there and they deserve a big win like this one. Hopefully it happens. NZ are the favorites here and they look to make amends for their shocker last weekend against Ireland.
My prediction is All Blacks by 15.
Sunday's Fixture List
Ireland vs Argentina
The Irish are on a roll as they go into this weekend, hosting Argentina at the Aviva Stadium at 16:15. Ireland are the ones to beat here after their win last week against the All Blacks. Argentina will be keen to crack Ireland and show the world they are to be taken more seriously, adding Ireland to an already impressive win record. Ireland have played such a good game recently, controlling the game. They have been immense on defense as well.
My Prediction is Ireland by 12.