Boks stick to their guns for round two against All Blacks
World champs look set to stay with the same game plan for Saturday’s match against world No.1 team
Bok coach Jacques Nienaber has hyped this weekend’s clash against the All Blacks in Gold Coast as his team’s biggest of the year.
What is perhaps less clear is whether he meant Test or test? The latter would certainly be more plausible as the Springboks are desperate to remind their greatest foe, and the rest of the rugby world for that matter, that they still possess the skill, composure and game plan to topple the All Blacks.
The Boks haven’t beaten the All Blacks since 2018 and it has been four clashes since they got that rare win in Wellington. The Boks’ status as World Champions and best ranked team in the world has taken a battering over the past three weeks and, while they will remain the former until at least the next Rugby World Cup, they have relinquished the top spot to the All Blacks...