VIDEO: Pivac braces for 'Springbok A-team' in Cape Town
REACTION: Amid the celebrations following the win over Springboks, Wales head coach Wayne Pivac admitted the job is far from done.
Wales levelled the Series with a 13-12 win over South Africa on Saturday in Bloemfontein.
It was the tourist’s first-ever victory on South African soil against a Springbok team that spotted 14 changes from last week’s 32-29 win at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.
The much-changed copped a lot of scrutiny from the South African supporters. However, they managed to dominate Wales in most areas.
Boks had a 12-3 lead before Josh Adams crossed the line for the only try of the game and replacement flyhalf Gareth Anscombe kicked a late conversion from the touchline for the win.
Speaking to reporters, Pivac said it will be interesting to see which Springbok team will take to the field in this weekend’s decider in Cape Town.
However, he knows Jacques Nienaber will select a strong Springbok team.
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“There were some South African players that did very well and put us under a lot of pressure,” Pivac said.
“A bit like ourselves last week, they did enough to win a Test match but didn’t quite get there.
” I think it will be an interesting selection but it will be the strongest South African team because it’ll be a decider and both teams have entered into this to win a series.
“We’re just pleased that we got across the line tonight but we go to Cape Town with that opportunity.”
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Pivac added the job is not complete as his team look to secure a historic series win.
“It’s not done,” he stated.
“It’s two down with one to play. It’s two really tight contests coming down to the last plays of the game. We’d like to think we’ll put up a fight next week, similar to these first two weeks.”
When asked about his expectation from Cape Town and the crowd, he said: “For a start, Cape Town is a beautiful place to be.
“It’s one of the nicest places in the world that I’ve been to. So we’re going to enjoy our stay there but we’ll be working very hard. We’re going to look at how we plan the week, we’ll reassess that once we get the boys checked out physically.
“It’ll be an enjoyable week because there is something on the game and, in the past, it hasn’t always been that way. There is a lot to look forward to.”
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