Wales on course, Boks lose again

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in your white zone, in the 22, they’ve got a great driv­ing game. “And we con­ceded that score which was dis­ap­point­ing, but over­all I’m re­ally pleased.” How­ley him­self had come un­der in­tense scru­tiny for the qual­ity of his side’s per­for­mances re­cently, but he shrugged off the per­sonal crit­i­cism.

“I don’t read or lis­ten to it, but I’ve got a fan­tas­tic me­dia man­ager who tells me what’s out there,” added How­ley.

“It is just about stick­ling to your sys­tems and trust­ing in the bub­ble you are in.”

Re­act­ing to South Africa’s lat­est de­feat, head coach Al­lis­ter Coet­zee said: “First of all, I think it is a very dif­fi­cult time for us as man­age­ment, staff and play­ers. “I think we live in a coun­try where re­sults are im­por­tant for the na­tional team, and I am def­i­nitely not proud about the way the sea­son has gone. “But maybe in hind­sight, if you look at this year, it’s not ideal, way below what is ex­pected of the Spring­bok team - but hope­fully the start of a greater time and place to get South African rugby back on track again.” BBC Sports

Adri­aan Strauss.

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