The Fiji Times
De Allende opts for conservatism
KOBE, Japan - South Africa midfield back Damian de Allende is unlikely to abandon his conservative playing style any time soon with the World Cup quarter-finals a week away and defences adept at shutting down attacking options out wide.
Inside centre de Allende has been given the green light by his coaches to play more openly as South Africa have adapted a more attack-minded game-plan in recent years.
But the 27-year-old feels the modern game, especially that which will be played in the knockout phases in Japan, require strong ball runners to get over the advantage line first rather than be adventurous and potentially cost their side points.