Springbok coach names squad to face Japan

Springbok coach names squad to face Japan

18.10.2019

Springbok coach names squad to face Japan

Rassie Erasmus tackles World Cup quarterfinal with same players who did duty against Italy

Tokyo — As much as he talked up Japan and how his team would have to adapt to the whirlwind rugby the hosts have made their trademark‚ Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has stuck to his guns in team selection.

“We want to nullify space around the tight forwards but we also play towards our own strengths‚” Erasmus said about his selections. The match will be a battle of tactical will. “We will try to play at our pace‚ they will try to play their pace. It will be a tactical battle.”

“It may come down to who brings the greater intensity in the last 20 minutes‚” said Kitshoff. “Who has more power in the legs to win the close games towards the end?”

“We had hard chats before we came here. It is tough on the guys who probably won’t play another game but they would want to be there when we lift the trophy. All eight‚ they are so positive.”

Read more: Business Day

Springbok coach Erasmus names the squad to face Japan in World Cup quarterfinal showdownAs much as he talked up Japan and how his team would have to adapt to the whirlwind rugby the hosts have made trademark‚ Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has stuck to his guns in team selection.

Japan have extra incentive to down the SpringboksThe day will mark the anniversary of the death of Seiji Hirao‚ their former captain and head coach of the national team‚ who died three years ago from cancer‚ aged 53. Japan pls win this one.

No-frills Boks can think out of the box to beat pacy Japan | IOLFor the neutral observer, Sunday’s quarter-final clash between South Africa and Japan could not present a greater contrast in tactics, writes Mike Greenaway. IOLSport

Erasmus names Springboks team aimed at nullifying much improved Japan threat - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.Cheslin Kolbe has returned from an ankle injury he sustained against Italy to be named in South Africa's starting side for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against tournament hosts Japan on Sunday (October 20).

Springbok coach Erasmus names the squad to face Japan in World Cup quarterfinal showdownAs much as he talked up Japan and how his team would have to adapt to the whirlwind rugby the hosts have made trademark‚ Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has stuck to his guns in team selection.

Erasmus names Springboks team aimed at nullifying much improved Japan threat - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.Cheslin Kolbe has returned from an ankle injury he sustained against Italy to be named in South Africa's starting side for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against tournament hosts Japan on Sunday (October 20).

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