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Wales coach Pivac hatching a plan to match Boks

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Wales coach Pivac hatching a plan to match Boks

Springboks Jacques Nienaber will only have a full squad in camp for series against the Welsh on Monday

Nick Said

Wales coach Wayne Pivac says no-one should write off his team’s chances in their three-Test tour of SA, but concedes facing the bruising Springboks on the energy-sapping Highveld represents the “ultimate challenge” in world rugby right now.

Pivac's side will play Tests on consecutive Saturdays from July 2 at almost 5,000 feet above sea level in Pretoria and Bloemfontein, before moving to Cape Town on the coast. Wales have lost all 10 previous matches in SA.

But he may point to his own team’s shock home loss to Italy in their final match of the Six Nations in March as proof that major upsets are possible, even if the circumstances are quite different...

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