Springboks primed for gigantic Rugby World Cup opener against All Blacks

“The game went pretty much as we wanted it to,” said Erasmus

8.9.2019

“The game went pretty much as we wanted it to,” said Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks are primed for their Rugby World Cup opener against the All Blacks in two weeks after beating Japan 41-7 on Friday as they finalised their preparations for the global showpiece.

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