Carlos Spencer: Boks have no chance
The last time South Africa won the annual southern hemisphere competition was in 2009.
JOHANNESBURG - Former All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer has given the Springboks no chance of beating New Zealand with a four try bonus point in Saturday's Rugby Championship decider at Ellis Park.
The Boks need to beat the All Blacks by at least eight points, score four tries and prevent the All Blacks from scoring four tries of their own.
The last time the Springboks scored four tries against World Champions was at Ellis Park in 2004, when they won the title under Jake White's leadership.
If they manage that, the Springboks will win the Rugby Championship.
Spencer, who represented the All Blacks 35 times, says this challenge may just be too big for the Boks.
"I don't think it's possible to be honest, they've got to go with a mindset from the start to score four tries, but anything can happen on the day."
He says it's hard to think the All Blacks will concede four tries.
"I think the All Blacks will have to have an off day for them to score four tries, but hey...anything's possible".
Spencer who played against the Springboks on seven occasions says the Boks will need to attack from the get go if they are to pull off the win.
"I can't see it happening, but they could prove me wrong. I think if they go out with the ambition, show the All Blacks that they want to score four tries, I think it's going to be a great game and a great spectacle".