Springboks need to kick on
EXCLUSIVE: As the Rugby Championship returns and reaches its climax, the Springboks will need to prove their victory over the All Blacks was not a fluke.
South Africa will keep themselves in the title hunt heading into the last game with New Zealand in Pretoria by picking up a bonus point victory over Australia, while also banking on Argentina not handing the All Blacks a bonus point victory.
However, regardless of the outcome of the tournament, the performance against Australia is all that matters.
“What was very important to me was when I listened to Siya [Kolisi] in the post-match press conference and he said that the Springboks’ backs were against the wall but Rassie [Erasmus] didn’t change anything. They didn’t train two hours more and didn’t do more because of that, I think that is important with what we currently have,” Morgan Newman said.
“Rassie is very clear in knowing there is a lot to work on but he is not going to go and change anything. I think they are going to stick to their guns, they know what is a winning recipe that is building blocks towards the World Cup.
“I am very happy with the plan I am currently seeing, so let’s just keep it as it is. Come Saturday against the Wallabies, the hard work starts to show that we can back up our performance against New Zealand with a solid performance against a team that we are better than.
“The players that put up their hand against New Zealand, need to do that week in and week out,” he added.
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