Centurion: Dan Carter will earn his 100th cap for the All Blacks against England at Twickenham. An omen?

Centurion: Dan Carter will earn his 100th cap for the All Blacks against England at Twickenham. An omen?

THE NOVEMBER Tests never give up; never roll over; never let you accurately gamble on a list of score-line predictions. But hey-ho, we’ll give it another go as some more really juicy clashes come up. The All Blacks at Twickenham, Wallabies at the Aviva and Springboks at Murrayfield, anyone?

We offer up our predictions below, but if you see yourself as a bit of a guru when it comes to guessing win margins then enter our exclusive November Tests SuperBru pool and have a bash. You could win a year’s subscription to the magazine…

Italy v Fiji
Our predictions: An emotionless spanking for Italy last week against the Wallabies means that they will be dying to give a better account of themselves. Will Fiji actually turn up in the right frame of mind to play the Italian’s at their own game? Italy by 11

England v New Zealand
Our predictions: Well, well, well. Any logic being applied to this one could come back and bite a predictor, but we’ll give it a go. But really bluntly. New Zealand didn’t blow France away. England never take a massive tonking. Both are used to winning. New Zealand by 13

Wales v Argentina
Our predictions: Wales are due an international win with Sam Warburton at the helm and Argentina are now in the horrible habit of losing. They may turn it round, but there’s an air of inevitability here… Wales by 8

France v Tonga
Our predictions: Could France finally be turning a corner? Much will be made of Freddie Michalak’s almost-quiet return to the French bench, but they look like pulling themselves together. Maybe. Please? France by 23

Ireland v Australia
Our predictions: Head on the chopping block. No explanation. Whisper it. A draw

Scotland v South Africa
Our predictions: This one’s heart versus head. Scotland love the underdog tag too, but while Bakkies Botha says that Scotland are a ‘phenomenal’ side, they should slog away and gain some credit without actually scoring enough tries to pull away from the Boks. South Africa by 11

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