Bok assistant coach Deon Davids backs Pollard and Willemse

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Bok assistant coach Deon Davids backs Pollard and Willemse

Apart from place kicking, Boks will look to sharpen discipline‚ defence and tactical kicking ahead of Test

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Their goal-kicking may have been off the mark against the Wallabies, but Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids has backed Handré Pollard and Damian Willemse to make the necessary improvements before Saturday’s return Rugby Championship Test in Brisbane.

Davids reminded of the players’ qualities and the long-term view the Boks cannot lose sight of in building for the next Rugby World Cup (RWC).

The Boks went down 28-26 in the Gold Coast, after a last-gasp match-winning penalty from Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper. The Boks had earlier squandered opportunities at goal‚ which could have advanced their score by 10 points...

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