Wales are tough okes to beat, says Kitshoff


Wales are tough okes to beat, says Kitshoff

Prop believes the Springboks will get ‘tested mentally and physically’ in the northern hemisphere

Deputy sports editor & rugby writer

Wales are a tough bunch of okes who will play for the full 80 minutes and give nothing away when they face the Springboks in Cardiff on Saturday, says prop Steven Kitshoff.

The Boks, who have one eye on going through their three-Test tour of the UK unbeaten, start their northern hemisphere campaign at the Principality Stadium. After the Wales showdown, the Boks face Scotland at Murrayfield and England at Twickenham on consecutive weekends.

“There will be a lot of scrum opportunities and I think Wales have got a tough bunch of okes that do not go away,” Kitshoff said. “I think the set-piece, in the northern hemisphere, will be a big part of the game, especially if the weather is not playing along and there is a lot of ball on the ground...

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