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Cape Town – Sport24 punditsLloyd BurnardandHerman Mostertdebate who will win Saturday’sRugby Championshipencounter between theAll BlacksandSpringboksin Wellington.

Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time and will be broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1.

Ben Smith Great Debate (File)

LLOYD BURNARD:

Why the All Blacks will win by10points

Make no mistake, the Boks will fancy their chances after their heroics in 2018 and this has all the ingredients to be another blockbuster. 

There is quality on both sides all over the park, but I feel that the All Blacks will win the battle of the backlines and out-score the South Africans.

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 TJ Perenara – those names speak for themselves and together they can punish even the slightest mistakes.  

This fixture is considered a dress rehearsal for the September 21 World Cup Pool A clash between the two sides in Yokohama, but given what happened in 2018, the All Blacks will want to set things right on home soil.

It’s no surprise perhaps that the Boks have only ever secured back-to-back wins over the All Blacks in New Zealand on two previous occasions.

The Kiwis are incredibly proud of their home record and they will desperately want to restore their dominance over the Boks.

The All Blacks were far from their best against Argentina in Buenos Aires last week, emerging as narrow 20-16 winners, and there is a feeling that they are not firing on all cylinders at the moment.

That makes them even more dangerous than usual.

The Boks will be well up for this an

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