A G OLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR WALES
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.