Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis, despite having played New Zealand 13 times before, still rates Tests against the All Blacks as a dream of his childhood having come true.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Wednesday named an unchanged starting XV to face New Zealand in the first Rugby World Cup semi-final, on Saturday at Twickenham in London.
By no stretch of the imagination will the Springboks earn any odds-on favourite rating with any sober bookmaker to win Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks.
In some ways, there is absolutely no pressure on the Springboks when they take on the mighty All Blacks in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham this Saturday.
The Springboks booked their place in the semi–finals of the Rugby World Cup after defeating a brave Wales team by 23–19 in a tantalisingly close encounter.
The Boks have some work to do if they are to progress in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Welsh captain Sam Warburton will battle Springbok flanker Francois Louw for breakdown dominance when they meet in their quarter-final clash.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup has produced some interesting and unexpected results, with fans and critics often taking to Twitter to voice their opinions during the course of the tournament.
Springbok flank Francois Louw, who knows the conditions at Twickenham very well, said he and his team-mates can’t wait to run out in front of a capacity crowd on Saturday.
JOBURG – The Springboks coach Meyer admitted that if they are to go any further in the Rugby World Cup, Fourie Du Preez is going to play an influential part in their progress.
South Africa face Wales for the 31st time on Saturday in the first quarter-final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.