De Villiers and Matfield declare a rout in the southern hemisphere.

Rugby greats Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield have predicted a 4-0 clean sweep for teams from the southern hemisphere in the World Cup in France.

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These two ex-Springboks were discussing the draw this week on a podcast and arrived to the conclusion that the four teams from the Rugby Championship will be victorious in the playoffs against the northern clubs.

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According to Jean and Victor, the Boks will face their toughest competition in the group stage from Scotland and Ireland. However, if Rassie’s side can make an early statement against Scotland, Ireland will be under significant pressure to beat the Boks and Scotland in order to qualify.

According to Jean and Victor, the Boks will beat the hosts France in the quarterfinals.

Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield predict that hosts France will be waiting for the Boks in the quarterfinals. They expect the Boks to have too much firepower for a French team missing ace flyhalf Romain Ntamack due to his injury.

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A semi-final matchup against either Australia or Argentina would result from this. Jean and Victor are sure that the Boks will beat the All Blacks in the final and bring the Webb Ellis Cup back to South Africa.

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The 2015 event ended with New Zealand defeating Australia in the final after first defeating South Africa in the semifinals.

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The predictions of Jean and Victor lend credence to the idea that teams from the southern hemisphere engage in a more fast-paced, attacking style of rugby.

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Rassie’s side will be riding high on confidence after the Boks’ victory over New Zealand last weekend.

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