No time for experimentation, says Bok coach Nienaber


No time for experimentation, says Bok coach Nienaber

Meanwhile, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has joined the squad but will not be doing ‘water carrier’ duties

Nick Said

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says there is no time for experimentation ahead of the defence of their Rugby World Cup title in 2023, and will go into internationals against Wales, Scotland and England with his strongest available side.

The Springboks did not play a Test between lifting the World Cup in Japan in November 2019 and the game against Georgia in April this year.

“We are building consistency now,” Nienaber told reporters on Sunday. “Since the World Cup, two years have gone by and we have only played 10 Tests after we lost out on 2020 due to Covid-19...

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