Former Reds and Wallabies forward Mark Connors previews this weekend's test action.
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Wallabies v France
Saturday 21/6/14 @ 15:00
The real French side showed up last week and frustrated and tackled the Wallabies to a standstill. With some speculation about the French line-up for this ‘dead rubber’ I am expecting a more open affair and a lot more tries scored during this afternoon game in Sydney. France were at their best last week however I believe the Wallabies can lift again to seal a 3-0 series whitewash against their spirited opponents. In the only major change to the Wallabies the 120kg wrecking ball Will Skelton starts in the second row at the expense of James Horwill.
Pick: Wallabies to win.
New Zealand v England
Saturday 21/6/14 @ 17:35
The encounter between these two heavyweights last week again went down to the wire but the All Black’s deserved the victory this time and the close score probably didn’t fully sum up the contest. I am expecting another close match this week but feel the AB’s are building whereas England are at their peak. So any let off from the tourists should see the home side grind out another win. Keiran Read is also a chance of returning for this clash.
Pick: All Black to keep lifting.
South Africa v Wales
Saturday 21/6/14 @ 23:00
South Africa flexed their collective muscle last weekend and dominated the Welsh with a 5 tries to 1 effort. Wales will provide a lot more resistance this week but I expect the physicality and momentum to favour the Africans on home soil. South Africa have never lost at home to Wales and wont want to tarnish that record.
Pick: South Africa to maintain their dominance.
Mark Connors, former Reds and Wallabies forward