Bok coach Nienaber and captain Kolisi hurting after defeat to the All Blacks

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has admitted that the 19-17 defeat to New Zealand in the landmark 100th Test match between the two nations in Queensland on Saturday is difficult to stomach and hurts.

2021-09-26 04:30:00 PM

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has admitted that the 19-17 defeat to New Zealand in the landmark 100th Test match between the two nations in Queensland on Saturday is difficult to stomach and hurts.

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has admitted that the 19-17 defeat to New Zealand in the landmark 100th Test match between the two nations in Queensland on Saturday is difficult to stomach and hurts.

"The closeness of the winning margin was expected," the Bok coach continued."When the number one and number two teams in the world play each other, there are  always going to be small margins, and recent results since 2018 have showed that as well.

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"I thought we did enough to win it from an effort perspective and the players were excellent, but perhaps we just lacked the composure when it mattered in that last minute or two,” said Nienaber.Nienaber also pointed out that the Boks have been part of close encounters recently.

“We won the series against the British and Irish Lions with a kick past 80 minutes, and against Australia two weeks ago. Again [on Saturday] we lost with a penalty very late in the game. Sometimes it goes for you, sometimes not, that is the nature of sport.” headtopics.com

Captain Siya Kolisi echoed Nienaber's sentiments and said the defeat was very painful as they strongly believed that they would beat New Zealand.“We had a plan we believed would do that [win the match] and it worked. We wanted to stay in the Rugby Championship and needed to improve after the last two weeks [in the defeats against Australia].

"We wanted to do what we know and do it properly, and we did that well. It was what we expected from the All Blacks, but we coped with it.“I can't fault my teammates or coaches and thought we were right in there. Not much went wrong. It does hurt to lose three in a row. [On Sunday] we will analyse what went wrong, but results will come,” said Kolisi.

Nienaber insisted that the players did their best on the field of play. “This time around we were on song, we had a good week, and the match could have gone our way. I felt we did enough to win,” he said, adding that the players showed they had the belief they could win.

“There was no one in the squad who did not believe we could beat them and that we could create opportunities to give us the win. We knew it was a going to be a grind and that it was going to be close.” Read more: Times LIVE »

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