Schalk Brits, who will captain South Africa in their farewell test match before the Rugby World Cup in Japan, hopes for a complete team performance against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
He says that will improve the chances of individuals to force their way into Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus’ World Cup squad.
The Boks expect a physical onslaught from Los Pumas because they too are fighting for places in the World Cup squad.
The Boks won the Rugby Championship for the first time in a decade.
They take on Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria in a match that presents an opportunity for fringe players to make an impression on Erasmus.
“For us we representing our country, we representing our team and we want to put a performance together that the supporters, my teammates and the coaching staff can be proud of. We can’t be sure of selection and that’s my opinion. Same thing with the guys playing tomorrow. If we put, as a team and not as individuals, a good performance than there is a possibility that you could be selected.
Unfortunately, with rugby, there can only be 23 players on the pitch and sometimes a coach picks you sometimes not that’s my outlook and a lot of guys. We’re going to put a lot of hard work into the team that is going out tomorrow and if you wanna get the opportunity you wanna shine but first of all we have to shine as a team we’ve learnt that if the team does well, the probability is high that you will be selected,” says Brits.
Despite the Springboks’ comfortable victory over the Los Pumas in Salta in Argentina last weekend, Brits says they will not underestimate the visitors.