Followers of English rugby will know all about Saracens hard man Jacques Burger. The 32-year-old is not only insanely tough and resilient, he’s a more than useful player. Burger will put himself about, win a few unlikely turnovers, punch hard up the guts with ball in hand and chop a few unsuspecting runners in half. He’ll do his best to inspire those around him – very much in the lead by example mould.
A GOOD TOURNAMENT FOR THEM?
The absolute best case scenario would be winning a game. That would be huge to finally be successful at a World Cup. More realistically, they would be happy enough if they can be competitive – genuinely so – against Georgia and push them all the way. It would be a bonus if they could also cause Tonga a few problems and keep the score reasonably close. Not conceding 100 points to the All Blacks would be an achievement, too.
WILL FINISH LAST IN THE POOL – thumped by New Zealand, Argentina and Tonga but will be within 10 points of Georgia.