DURBAN – It’s another full roster of matches across the sporting codes this weekend, a good chance to take a punt. It’s so good, I’m even finding it difficult to know where to start.
First up though in Japan, at possibly the best World Cup in history if it keeps up this pace. It’s going to be a Super Sunday in the oval ball world as it's serving up some deliciousness, with an expected and unexpected game to entertain us. Australia face Wales tomorrow in one of the main games of the Cup so far. But before we get there, let’s start with the curtain-raiser "kids" - Georgia versus Uruguay.
Uruguay served up the best upset since Brighton 2015, when Eddie’s Japanese shapa’d (klapped) Fiji in a classic underdogs story. So Uruguay face Georgia, who are no slouches and would have counted this game as a sure win. Beware of these two up-and-coming teams, and make sure you don’t miss this game. I wouldn’t mind the South Americans showing the world that the Fiji win was no fluke.
OK, so onto the main course, it’s the Wallabies playing the Welsh, Red versus Yellow, kahle kahle North versus South. In years gone by it was a given that Southern hemisphere teams would dominate, but the tide has turned. Wales rightfully go in as 7/10 favourites, with the Aussies in at 11/10. Lapho I’m sticking with the bookies on this one, may be for personal reasons.
Before that, for Mzansi’si interests, it's our Bok boys against our dear neighbours, with respect all round, no matter how big the score. Namibia showed up first half against Italy, where they competed well, before those slick ‘Scribante style Italians’ slid away with it.