Boks hope for better game against England

BY NATALI IVERSON - NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Springbok’s captain, Jean De Villiers, has said that he was disappointed with his side’s 29-15 loss against Ireland in their End of Year Tour match on Saturday.

De Villiers added that the loss “woke the team up” which would hopefully improve their game against England this coming Saturday. This will be their biggest challenge of the four match European tour.

"Our standards are higher than what we showed against Ireland and we simply made too many errors," De Villiers said.

"Yes, our first phase play was very good and I thought we dominated the scrums and the lineouts, but we didn't retain the ball and you can't play rugby without the ball."

Boks coach, Heyneke Meyer, said that Ireland deserve a lot of credit as they played a very good game.

"We knew it was going to be a tough tussle and we were not good enough on the day,” he said.

"We can't afford to dwell too much on what is now in the past," Meyer added.

"We have a massive game against England and we simply have to show a massive improvement because they will be just as tough to beat at home,” Meyer added.

The Springboks will also be facing Italy on the 22nd of November at the Stadio Euganeo Stadium in Padova and Wales on the 29th of November at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

 

Photo Caption: Springboks captain, Jean De Villiers, was disapointed with the loss against Ireland on Saturday. Photo courtesy of www.rugby365.com