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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. Chad Williams Cardinas Jersey . 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. Budda Baker Youth Jersey . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Dorian Johnson Youth Jersey . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. 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