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Wed 19 Sep 2018 | 02:12

The joys of a Springbok victory

Late Tackle 36 | A Tiger can change its stripes
Wed 19 Sep 2018 | 02:12
The joys of a Springbok victory

EXCLUSIVE: South Africa’s dramatic victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand has certainly breathed new life into the hopes that the Springboks will be contenders to lift the 2019 World Cup.

Rassie Erasmus’ team bounced back from back-to-back defeats to Argentina and Australia, respectively, to keep the Rugby Championship interesting heading into the final two rounds.

The joys of a Springbok victory

The Late Tackle team of Howie Kahn, Morgan Newman and Anton van Zyl dive straight into the Rugby Championship and look back at Round Four’s results that saw surprise victories for South Africa and Argentina.

However, the panel were not getting ahead of themselves as they believe the next match – against Australia in Port Elizabeth on September 29 – is the most important match of the competition as the Springboks will now need to back up their performance in Wellington.

Michael Cheika and his Wallabies are put under the spotlight at 12:49 as the team makes suggestions as to what could possibly be wrong in the camp.

The conversation shifts to the Currie Cup at 17:02 before a hotly debated topic regarding possibly setting up a provincial pecking order gets the panellists full attention at 24:18.

London Irish prop Pat Cilliers gets a call from the team to speak about his career at 31:46 and a few other interesting bits for some light-hearted fun.

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