FAF DE KLERK
Faf de Klerk would like to put the disappointment of omission from last year’s World Cup group behind him and start again on Saturday.
“You want to show them this is where you’re supposed to be. I believe I am good enough to be here. I plan to stay here for a long time. You practise a bit harder and everything has to be executed more accurately. Luckily, everything happens naturally for me. You get the feeling you’re passing the ball a bit better. Now the challenge is to persevere with your form.
“If we have a kicking plan that has to be executed, I will do it. But our orders are to use our opportunities on the attack. Then you have to believe in what you’re doing.
“I believe a scrum half has to be able to kick. Due to the Lions’ game plan, I don’t have to kick a lot. Therefore, many people don’t regard me as a kicking scrum half, but at the Pumas I did a lot of kicking. For me, it’s about determining the situation.
“That’s what’s nice about the [Lions]. When someone makes a mistake, we’ll only say ‘next time’ and move on.”