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The final two matches of the autumn test tour occur Saturday with heavyweight battles, seeing England at home against Australia, and Wales hosting South Africa in Cardiff.
These will be the last test matches before the four squads commence 2015 regular season play in European Six Nations and an abbreviated southern hemisphere Rugby Championship.
For England, having lost by a mere three-points twice to the All Blacks and the Springboks at Twickenham, a win over the Wallabies would add some confidence to the Rugby World Cup, starting next September. For Australia, dropping to fifth for the first time in more than a decade, a win would end the panic of descent. The odds makers have made England the favorite at 4/7.
Wales is haunted by the statistic that the Taffies have lost 26 of 27 matches to the three southern hemisphere powerhouses under the Welsh coach, New Zealand-born Warren Gatland. Another long-term stat is Wales is 1-1-27 against South Africa in 108-years of play. UK bookies predict the Springboks will prevail, offering 8/3 odds.
England vs. Australia Previous Results: (2009 to 2013)
England won 20-13 in London
Australia won 20-14 in London
England won 35-18 in London
England won 21-20 in Sydney
Australia won 27-17 in Perth
Wales Vs. South Africa Previous Results: (2010 to 2014)
South Africa won 31-30 in Nelspruit
South Africa won 38-16 in Durban
South Africa won 25-14 in Cardiff
South Africa won 17-16 in Wellington
South Africa won 29-25 in Cardiff