In the aftermath of a loss against the Springboks, All Blacks coach Ian Foster has earmarked decision-making under pressure as a key shortcoming that needs to be eliminated on their upcoming northern tour.
The suggestion that the Springboks should move on from Willie le Roux as their incumbent fullback is grossly premature, writes Craig Lewis.
Siya Kolisi says he was initially in “shock and freaking out” after an injury scare left him lying face down on the field in last Saturday’s brutal battle against the All Blacks.
Elton Jantjies, whose cameo performance off the bench saw the Boks clinch a thrilling win over the All Blacks, has praised the team for retaining belief in their ability to secure such a result.
The All Blacks have lauded South Africa’s clever tactical changes in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test between the sides.
Coach Jacques Nienaber has admitted his unorthodox use of substitutes made the difference between victory and defeat in the Springboks’ thrilling Test against the All Blacks in Gold Coast on Saturday.
Siya Kolisi says he can fully appreciate the disappointment of “upset” supporters after the Springboks slipped to three successive defeats.
The Boks need to stick to their strengths to deliver an accurate performance in all areas of their game for the full 80 minutes as they attempt to bounce back strongly against the All Blacks, according to Ox Nche.
Flyhalf Handre Pollard says the aerial contest is an area of the game in which the Boks feel they are the “best in the world”.
Loosehead prop Ox Nche has been brought into the Springboks’ starting lineup for Saturday’s rematch against the All Blacks, but Cheslin Kolbe remains unavailable.