SPORTS DAY: RG in the mix as Rassie prepares for quarters

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SPORTS DAY: RG in the mix as Rassie prepares for quarters

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Rassie won’t repeat Bok mistake of 2011

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus wants to avoid the mistake of the 2011 World Cup team that prepared to play Ireland in the quarterfinals only to end up facing Australia. As things stand, the Springboks are almost certain to advance to the quarterfinals, where they could meet one of Japan, Ireland or even Scotland. “I remember clearly in 2011 we prepared to play one specific team‚” said Erasmus, who was in the coaching team of Peter de Villiers. “We prepared for Ireland but we got Australia in the quarterfinals. We won’t make that same mistake again. We will prepare for all three teams.” Australia beat SA in 2011...

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