South Africa have bounced back from their shock defeat to Japan with two punishing performances against Samoa and Scotland. A third should follow against the USA at the Olympic Stadium.

Springbok head coach Heynecke Meyer has only made two changes from that Saturday success over the Scots in Newcastle and is clearly wanting his side to blast out of the blocks in pursuit of a try-bonus win.

Eagles head coach Mike Tolkin makes twelve changes to his team from defeat to Scotland ten days ago. He acknowledges that his priority is trying to get a win against Japan on Sunday.

South Africa should cover both the half-time and full-time handicaps but the fact that USA held in check Samoa and even held a lead over Scotland at half-time suggests that anytime tryscorer is the market to target for a bet. And Damien de Allende is the man at evens. The giant Springbok Centre has punched plenty of holes in the Samoa and Scotland defences without reward so far but it should come against these makeshift Eagles combinations. He is also comfortable on the wing should Meyer decide to replace World Cup try-record chasing Bryan Habana once the five-points are in the bag. Habana needs three tries to join Jonah Lomu on 15 and is worth backing to get two or more at evens too.

The irresistible force meets the immovable object at Exeter in the evening game.

Namely brilliant backrowers Namibia skipper Jacques Burger and Georgia captain Mamuka Gorgodze do battle not just at the breakdown and everything else at Sandy Park is a sideshow.

Both teams were enterprising in their outings last week but could tighten up today with plenty at stake. A second win in Pool C for Georgia would all but guarantee the Lelos third spot and an automatic berth at the next World Cup in Japan. Namibia are getting closer and closer to a first point at a World Cup - losing or try bonus - even if a win still looks out of reach. The even-money handicap line is Georgia -14 points.

Both Fly-Halves can kick penalties from anywhere in the opposition half so it is tempting to go for a first-scoring play bet. But both teams have been guilty of indiscipline too often to make it easy to choose which one will offend first. Unless 1-3 for either side to score a penalty first is not too short a price!

However, both fly-halves also like to try a drop goal so take the 4-1 about it, as would be no surprise to see one attempted at any stage of the game whether it be to settle early nerves, take or extend a lead or secure a result.

Recommended Bets:

D de Allende to score a try - 1pt @ 1/1
B Habana to score two or more tries - 1pt @ 11/10
A drop goal to be scored in Namibia vs. Georgia - 1pt @ 4/1