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The closing fortnight of this years Rugby Championship kicks off in Pretoria on Saturday night when a desperate Springboks face the Wallabies at Loftus Versfeld -- a venue where the Australians have never tasted victory. Sneakers Nz Online . That is some record to overcome and surely a massive confidence boost for the Springboks, yet it is the hosts who find themselves under the pump.Without a win in three Tests and having dropped four of his seven games since taking over, Springboks coach Allister Coetzee has already come in for plenty of criticism -- so much so that there have been calls for Jake White to return in a mentoring role.Coetzees selections in the back-row, halves and back three have all been questioned and the former Stormers boss has responded with recalls in the latter two of those areas in Rudy Paige, Morne Steyn and Patrick Lambie.?Coetzees Wallabies counterpart, Michael Cheika, is no stranger to criticism himself. But the Australian has managed to quiet some of his detractors with back-to-back, if patchy, wins in Brisbane and Perth. Still, the Wallabies will need to improve significantly on their last outing if theyre to trouble the South Africans on their home deck. The 15 minutes of quality, and individual brilliance of Will Genia, from Perth wont be anywhere near enough to get them within striking distance of the Springboks at home -- even with all of the South Africans issues.Team newsRudy Paige is handed his first Test start at scrum-half and he partners the recalled Morne Steyn in the half-backs. Johan Goosen is dropped from the matchday squad with Pat Lambie named at fullback while Willie le Roux is named on the bench.There is no place in the 23 for Elton Jantjies or Faf de Klerk who both started in the Boks defeat against the All Blacks in their last run out.South Africa: Patrick Lambie, Bryan Habana, Jessie Kriel, Juan de Jongh, Francois Hougaard, Morne Steyn,Rudy Paige; Tendai Mtawarira, Adriaan Strauss, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Francois Louw, Teboho Mohoje, Warren WhiteleyReplacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Stephen Kitshoff, Julian Redelinghuys, Lood de Jager, Willem Alberts, Jaco Kriel, Lionel Mapoe, Willie le RouxThe Wallabies will be without David Pocock for the second time this season, and its a situation they must adjust to with the openside set for a one-year sabbatical in 2017. Pococks hand injury has opened the door for Melbourne Rebels back-rower Sean McMahon, the bullocking back-rower rewarded for an impressive showing off the bench a fortnight ago. McMahons promotion is the only change to the Wallabies starting side, with Cheika to confirm his bench on Friday.Australia: Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Reece Hodge, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper, Dean Mumm, Adam Coleman, Rob Simmons, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (capt), Scott Sio.Replacements:?James Hanson, James Slipper, Tom Robertson, Kane Douglas, Scott Fardy, Nick Phipps, Tevita Kuridrani, Sefanaia Naivalu.Key matchup: Patrick Lambie vs. Israel FolauThe choice of Lambie over Le Roux suggests the Boks will be favouring a kicking game against the Wallabies. Lambie was an option to start at fly-half but he shifts to the 15 shirt to provide a steady hand at the back of the field and a second playmaker option if required.Wallabies fullback Israel Folau, by his own admission, has been underperforming. Up to date its probably been the hardest [period] for me personally, Folau said recently. Having played outside centre for the Waratahs this season, Folau has struggled for impact at No.15 for the Wallabies and even hinted hed prefer to be playing in the front line. Playing at home, and given the pressure theyre under, there is every chance the Springboks will revert to their traditional bash-and-barge game, and will look to pepper the Wallabies back three with high balls. That means Folau could be in for a long night at the back, and will need to be at his best to defuse a Springboks aerial assault.Key stats- The Springboks have hosted Australia at Loftus Versfeld on six previous occasions, winning each of those games, and they havent tasted defeat at the venue against any team since New Zealand visited in 2006 (W7 since).- The Wallabies have the worst discipline in the 2016 Rugby Championship, conceding a tournament-high 53 penalties and three yellow cards.- Michael Hooper has made 10 more tackles (53) than any other player in this years Rugby Championship; he has also won the joint-second most turnovers (6).WeatherPretoria is expecting a warm day with extended sunny periods throughout. There is just a 10 percent chance of rain, giving the players the perfect conditions for rugby.UBET verdict: South Africa $1.65, Australia $2.25 Rugby punters appear to have regained confidence in the Wallabies, who, after two diabolical defeats to the All Blacks, have posted back-to-back Rugby Championship wins. A bruising battle awaits the $2.25 underdogs in Pretoria, but the initial investment suggests Stephen Moore and his men will weather the storm and pile even more pressure on the bumbling Boks.VerdictThe last time the Wallabies were in Pretoria they suffered a comprehensive 31-8 defeat and while the South Africans are enduring one of their toughest periods in recent memory, its hard to see them losing here. Australia have improved over the past few weeks but they are yet to put together a complete half of rugby, let alone 80 minutes, and that will likely bring about their downfall at Loftus. If the Wallabies can however stay with the Boks through to the final quarter, then the pressure of the last few weeks may see the hosts panic - gifting the Wallabies a perfect opportunity to break their Pretoria duck. Still, history tells us its Coetzees men who get the chocolates here.Springboks by five. Cheap Sneakers Online . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Wholesale Sneakers For Sale .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. http://www.wholesalesneakersnz.com/ . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Even Germany and Sweden seem to be surprised they are in the womens Olympic soccer final.Most figured the World Cup champion U.S. national team would be cruising to its fourth straight gold medal. But the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals.With the United States out, many figured at host Brazil and national star Marta would be playing for gold. But Sweden knocked off the Brazilians, too, this time in the semifinals.Germany, meanwhile, avenged a loss to Canada earlier in the games, sending the Canadians to the bronze medal match for the second straight Olympics.So here they are: an all-European Olympic final for the first time. Germany faces Sweden on Friday at the iconic Maracana Stadium, with both making their debuts in the title match.This was our dream, Germany defender Annike Krahn said. It is so difficult to put in words what I am feeling, maybe when we get to Rio and Olympic Village for the first time in the Olympic Games we can celebrate a little bit. But, of course, always focused on the final match.Germany and host Brazil play in the mens Olympic final on Saturday at the Maracana, marking the first time that a nation has had both its mens and womens teams in the gold-medal match at the same games.Germany had yet to play in Rio after traveling throughout the country for earlier matches. The Olympic tournament was held in many of the same stadiums in the Brazil that were used in the 2014 mens World Cup, including the Amazonia Arena in Manaus.Germany has won the bronze medal three times, in Sydney, Athens and Beijing.This is amazing. Sneakers Nz Cheap. It is the first time for Germany to reach the final and I am very proud about our performance, Germany coach Silvia Neid said. We improved match by match.With a win in the final, Neid could cap her career with a championship. The respected coach is stepping down after the Olympics and taking on a scouting role with the German team.Shes facing old friend Pia Sundhage, who has opted for a defensive stance in each of the last two matches -- and it has worked. The Swedes advanced on penalties after a 1-1 draw with the United States before a second penalty shootout following a scoreless draw against Brazil.Sundhage, who coached the Americans to gold medals at both the Beijing and London Games before returning to her native Sweden, seemed nonchalant following the match that relegated host Brazil to the bronze match.Yes, we are excited. There is crazy stuff going on in the dressing room, Sundhage said. The fact that we have done something the Swedish national team has never done before, playing for a medal. Its a big smile.Germany and Sweden have met three times at the Olympics, and the Germans have won all three -- the most recent was a 2-0 victory in extra time in the quarterfinals at the 2008 Beijing Games.Neither team made the medal round in London.The Germans defeated Sweden 2-1 on a golden goal in the 98th minute to win the 2003 Womens World Cup, which was held in the United States because of the SARS outbreak in China. ' ' '

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