South Africa vs Scotland Prediction RWC 2023 Group B
South Africa vs Scotland will make their first appearance in the Group B complex at the Rugby World Cup 2023. The match will be played on Sunday, September 10 at 17.45 local time and will take place at the Stade de Marseille in the city of Marseille, which has a capacity for approximately 65 thousand spectators. The quintet is completed with the presence of Ireland, Tonga and Romania.
Predictions South Africa vs Scotland the first Group B match for both teams
South Africa vs Scotland Betting Tips Rugby World Cup 2023
The South Africans come from finishing second in the Rugby Championship 2022 with 18 points, just one unit behind the champion, New Zealand. The performance of the African team is always even and over the years they have maintained a line of play that they respect to the letter. Scotland took the third place in the 6 Nations after finishing with 15 points, 12 behind the leader, Ireland. The European team has the thorn of competing more firmly against the power teams.
How The Spingboks and Scotland play and Statistics
South Africa’s style of play is well known. The proposal is to transfer pressure through kicking, to subdue the opponent through line and maul and to be pragmatic to make decisions without taking risks. Tackling is one of the most important flags they have. The Thistle has a solid forwards game but they are constantly looking for their wing Duhan van der Merwe, one of the stars of the team with a remarkable physique and makes the difference on the wing.
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South Africa vs Scotland met twice in the Rugby World Cup. The first one was in the group stage of the 1999 World Cup, when the Springboks won 46-29. The second was at the same stage of the World Cup, but this time the green team won 34-16.
The team coached by Jacques Nienaber played 43 matches in the history of the most important tournament on the planet: 36 wins, 0 draws and 7 defeats, an effectiveness of 84%. They scored 1512 points and conceded 552. They were champions three times (1995, 2007 and 2019). The first time they disputed this championship was in 1995, as they were previously banned due to an international boycott.
The team tactically led by Gregor Townsend played 42 matches since the Webb Ellis Cup was created: 24 wins, one draw and 17 losses, an effectiveness of 57%. They scored a total of 1261 points and conceded another 803. The Scots reached the semi-final in 1991 and never reached the final match.
Upcoming Matches Rugby World Cup 2023 Round 2 Group B
After the South Africa vs Scotland match, there will be more action in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup 2023. South Africa vs Romania will make their second appearance on Sunday, September 17 at 15:00 local time at the Stade de Bordeaux in the city of Bordeaux. It is a match for the Africans to win comfortably and make it 5-5 in this group of death.
Scotland vs Tonga will play the second matchday on Sunday, September 24 at 17:45 local time at the Stade de Nice in the city of Nice. Scotland has the obligation to beat the Tongans to stay alive in this group and not be left out again in the group stage.
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Prediction South Africa vs Scotland Rugby World Cup 2023
It is clear that South Africa vs Scotland will be a match where the pressures of the World Cup debut will dominate and at the beginning it will be a game of mutual study. It will be a clash between the 4th and 5th in the world ranking. The last champions will be looking to defend their crown and will be out to beat the Europeans who do not have the best record against the Africans. South Africa will assert its defensive power, its experience in this type of matches and will impose itself in all the structures of the game to wear down its rival and score points quickly.
Prediction: South Africa 31-12 Scotland. Victory for the Springboks
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