International Rugby Union 2019

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New Zealand v Tonga

New Zealand has been held to wins of 31 and 38 in their last two clashes with Tonga so happy to be on Tonga here, particularly with nothing else on the line.

Since 2010, the All Blacks have played seven times in Hamilton with only four wins coming by more than 40 points. In New Zealand’s last 31 Tests, only two have been victories by 40-plus.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Tonga +45.5

Australia v Samoa

It is hard to get too excited about Samoa in this spot. Their recent form has been poor with USA and Fiji defeats the two most recent games on their resume.

In fact, they have lost of their last 17 with defeats at the hands of Georgia and Romania among them. Australia defeated the All Blacks by 21 two Tests back and their last three against teams outside of the Rugby Championship/Six Nations have been win by 40-plus.

 BACK – Australia -29.5

New Zealand v Australia

New Zealand are fine with not winning the Rugby Championship in a World Cup year. It is a minor priority. They have failed to win it in each of the last two World Cup years, World Cups they went on to win.

Losing the Bledisloe Cup though is not an option. The All Blacks have held the trophy since 2002 and have no interest in losing it now.

After a humiliating defeat in Perth to the Wallabies, Steve Hansen’s team will be primed for this. The All Blacks have not lost at Eden Park since 1994 and have not lost to the Wallabies at the ground since 1986. New Zealand’s last five wins against the Wallabies at Eden Park have been by 22 or more and eight of their last nine wins at the ground have been by 15 or more.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – New Zealand -13.5

South Africa v Argentina

Argentina have historically played South Africa reasonably tight so happy to take the big start. The Pumas have lost only two of their last 13 against the Springboks by more than 18 points with three wins in that stretch.

South Africa have not won any of their last eight home Tests by more than 18 points.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Argentina +19.5

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