Springboks backline coach Mzwandile Stick says they are looking forward to the New Zealand challenge as both sides get their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaigns underway this weekend in Tokyo.
New Zealand will be looking to capitalise on any unnecessary risks South Africa choose to take in their World Cup opener on Saturday according to boss Steve Hansen, who is hoping to lead the All Blacks to a third consecutive title in Japan.
South Africa’s assistant coach Mzwandile Stick is hoping for a strong performance by the match officials when they take on New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup opener in Yokohama on Saturday.
Dealing with the extreme humidity during the World Cup in Japan will not be child’s play for any team, so Wales are keen to avoid slip-ups by splashing baby oil on rugby balls in training.
Former Springboks captain and lock forward Victor Matfield has described the late Chester Williams as a great rugby ambassador to the South Africans and believes he will be sorely missed by those he has left behind.