The Rugby Championship 2020 Round 4 Prediction

OMG the cat really has been put amongst the pigeons with Argentina beating New Zealand for the first time ever! You can check out our review of that game and all the other action from last weekend on the Rugby Review Show.

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That really does leave the The Rugby Championship wide open. Every side has won just one game so far. Surely that will change this weekend (it won’t if we get a draw). Last night we talked about what this means and the general consensus was that the Wallabies on home soil are in the box seat. That’s funny when they are last in the table currently. 2020 is a strange year.

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Bayonne v Pau is a relegation scrap making it a must win for Bayonne. If you want any hope of survival you have to win your home games against you lower table opposition. Also with Pau only winning once since mid October they aren’t in the kind of form to pick up away wins.

Argentina v Australia – Argentina by 3

I’m finding this such a hard game to pick. Australia have been far from convincing in their 4 games so far against the All Blacks. Losing the Bledisloe Cup 3-1. The way that both sides rotated their players for the 4th game suggested that the Bledisloe was more important than The Rugby Championship.

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Finally Racing are hosting Toulon. Easy pick really Toulon are 6/6 at home and 1/6 away. So you pick the home side and when it’s Racing (who could go top of the table with their games in hand) you have double the reason for picking the home side.

Will Rennie again shuffle his side? Will there be any combinations that are working?

For the Pumas the big question is can they put back to back performances together? Maybe I’m getting carried away with last weekend’s performance as we have seen in recent times (RWC 2019) that it’s really hard to do it at test level.

Whilst I think that the Wallabies will come through to win the tournament that’s because the Pumas have to play 4 back to back test matches. This week though I think the Pumas could do it.


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