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VIDEO: Rassie gets 'lekka spicy' ahead of Loftus face-off

WATCH as Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus ramps up the verbal jousting ahead of the first Test in a two-match series between South Africa and Ireland.

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The Springboks and Irish go head-to-head at Loftus versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday and have a rematch at Kings Park in Durban a week later.

Erasmus took to social media for a renewed bout with the men from the Emerald Isle – playing a video of the Irish fans chanting in the immediate aftermath of their team’s win over the Boks in a World Cup pool match.

Saturday’s Loftus face-off comes after Ireland beat South Africa 13-8 in Paris on September 23.

Erasmus played a video clip of the Irish fans in full song after the match and said he expect those who travel to Pretoria to be equally vocal.

“The guys and ladies coming to Loftus, trust me it will be special,” he said ahead of the first Test.

“You will definitely hear and feel the passionate support of the Irish fans .

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“Its amazing from my experience!!”

However, he expected a response from the Bok fans.

“[I] also cant wait for them to hear how passionate South African fans are.

“It’s going to be a lekka day, with small margins between the teams.

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“No doubt the fan rivalry will spice up the game.”

In this episode of Walk the Talk, Jim Hamilton chats with double World Cup winner Damian de Allende about all things Springbok rugby, including RWC2023 and the upcoming Ireland series. Watch now for free on RugbyPass TV

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