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CAPE T OWN — F ormer All Bl ack coach John Mit chell sa ys t oday will pr es­ent the be st op­por­tu­nity f or W ales t o be at the S pring­boks.

Wales f ace a s ome­what de­pleted South A frican side t oday, as the Bok s ar e with­out a f ew of their o verseas-based s tars.

Mitchell, via a c ol­umn on the ESPNscrum w eb­site, said no w is the be st time f or W ales t o fi­nally br eak their duck ag ainst one o f the s out­h­ern hemi­spher e gi­ants.

He wr ote: “W ales will be de sper­ate f or a S pring­bok s calp on Satur­day and w on’t ha ve a be tter op­por­tu­nit y t o be at South Africa, who ar e with­out their over­seas-based pl ay­ers.

“If W ales be at an un­der - strength S pring­bok t eam on Satur­day, Gatl and will need t o be v ery c are­ful ho w he c om­mu­ni­cates the out come t o his play­ers and s take­hold­ers alik e. He c an’t af ford f or them t o g et too c ar­ried a way.

“In sa ying that , be at­ing a t op south­ern hemi­spher e side , at last, and br eak­ing thr ough that men­tal b ar­rier, w ould do w on­ders f or W ales’s c on­fi­dence he ad­ing int o a W orld Cup y ear.”

— S port24.

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