Spring­boks brace for mas­sive Wal­la­bies at­tack

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CAPE TOWN - Spring­bok cen­tre said yes­ter­day in Bris­bane that the Spring­boks will face the huge chal­lenge from the Wal­la­bies when the two sides meet on Satur­day at Sun­corp Sta­dium in the Rugby Cham­pi­onship.

Ac­cord­ing to De Jongh, he is un­der no il­lu­sion as to the mas­sive task that lies ahead in the Sun­corp Sta­dium.

“When you come to Aus­tralia to play rugby here it’s never an easy match, doesn’t mat­ter whether it’s Su­per Rugby or a Test match,” said De Jongh.

“We know they are go­ing to be a very dif­fi­cult op­po­nent on Satur­day, not only be­cause of what is at stake but be­cause of the way they play the game.

“We will all have to work ex­tremely hard and cut out those in­di­vid­ual mis­takes if we want to get a re­sult on Satur­day. I be­lieve we have to turn the ta­bles on them if we want to get the ball rolling again be­cause in this com­pe­ti­tion you don’t get many chances.”

The Bok cen­tre added he is ab­so­lutely de­lighted to be back in the Spring­bok fold again af­ter he rep­re­sented Team SA in Sevens at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

“The Olympics is a once in a life­time ex­pe­ri­ence, and it gave me an op­por­tu­nity to be part of some­thing re­ally spe­cial. How­ever, that’s now be­hind me and I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to mak­ing a great con­tri­bu­tion while I’m with the Spring­boks, ei­ther by play­ing or com­ing off the bench if I’m se­lected, or just per­form­ing team du­ties off the field,” said De Jongh.

The Spring­bok team to face the Wal­la­bies on Satur­day at the Sun­corp Sta­dium in Bris­bane, will be an­nounced to­mor­row at 19:00 (SA time).— Su­per­sport.

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