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VIDEO - Fleck: 'Farrell is being dead honest about Boks'

WATCH as Boks Office guest Robbie Fleck weighs in on the “best team in the world” debate.


There have been plenty of discussions and reactions since Sam Warburton labelled Ireland as the world’s best team after a strong start to the Six Nations tournament last month.

However, after clinching another title with a win over Scotland last weekend, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell says that tag belongs to the Springboks as his team now prepares for a two-Test series in South Africa in July.

In conversion, with Boks Office host Hanyani Shimange and Springbok legend Schalk Burger, Fleck says Farrell’s comments seem genuine.

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“I’m not only a fan of the way Ireland plays, but I am a fan of Farrell,” said Fleck. “Just his brutal honesty and what you see is what you get.

“The way he deals with the media, I don’t think he is going to say something that he doesn’t necessarily believe in.”


Shimange responded by saying: “You don’t think this is gamesmanship?”

In his response, Fleck said: ” I think he is being dead honest. He is genuinely saying South Africa is the best. He is saying: ‘That is where we want to go to and beat them in their backyard’.

“He is almost stepping up to this challenge and saying, ‘I am going to go head-on with the Springboks and I am not going to play games behind the scenes’.

“I have met him once or twice and he comes across as a genuine guy and he is good at what he does.


“He likes a real challenge and he is fronting up to that.”

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