Boks coach: England will throw everything they have at us

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ben Brady/INPHO/Shutterstock/BackpagePix (13608515ad) Head Coach Jacques Nienaber South Africa Captain's Run, Aviva Stadium, Dublin - 04 Nov 2022
  • Post published:November 23, 2022

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber is expecting England to “throw everything they have at them” when they face off in their final Castle Lager Outgoing Tour clash at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Boks coach on Tuesday announced his squad to face England and made eight changes to his squad for their final test in London.

South Africa will come into this clash high in confidence after they thrashed Italy 63-21 in Genoa last weekend.

However, Nienaber is expecting a massive onslaught from England after they earned a 25-25 draw against New Zealand after they were beaten by Argentina and clinched a win against Japan.

“England will enter this match with the same mindset as us – to finish the season on a high note after a tough November campaign, and to build momentum with an eye on the World Cup,” said Nienaber.

“So, we are expecting them to throw everything they have at us. They are a well-balanced team with a strong pack of forwards and exciting backs, and they are well coached, so we know it is going to be an epic encounter.

“We lost against them by one point in our last two matches at Twickenham and the last time we beat them in London was in 2014, so we have to be accurate in all areas of our game, effective in our execution and we need to covert our chances into points.

“This is the last time the squad will be together in competition until next June, so the players really want to make the most of this opportunity and to make the country proud.

“We had two narrow defeats against the top two teams in the world in Ireland and France and we defeated Italy, and it would be fantastic if we could finish the tour on a high note.”