The Springboks will be looking to close out the season on a high when they take on England in their final match of their end-of-year tour to the United Kingdom, at Twickenham on Saturday.
With wins over Wales and Scotland, this Springbok team has a chance to finish their end-of-year tour unbeaten for the first time since 2013.
The Springboks will be oozing with confidence after recording their second consecutive win on their end-of-year tour, this time against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
South Africa demolished England 32-12, the last time these two sides met in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and the Boks will certainly be eyeing another victory against England this week. For Springbok assistant coach, Deon Davids, staying focused on this week’s test will be crucial for their success.
“England is a quality side they have a good coach, they making good plans. There are some exciting players coming in for us. It’s just going into this game building on the lessons from the previous games against Wales and Scotland. And using that unity in order to focus on our new task. We understand it’s going to be tough as any test match in Twickenham; so for us knowing we need to be entirely focused,” says Deon Davids.
With back-to-back victories against Wales and Scotland over the past two weeks, South Africa has regained the top spot on the world rankings from the All Blacks.
And now this World Cup-winning Springbok outfit is threatening to outdo their predecessors as a win over the English will see them retain their number one status in their first year of playing after having won the Rugby World Cup.
“We feel that it is the most important game of the season it’s been a tough long year there’s a lot of energy in the camp, two great results, a lot of good work being done over the weeks so it’s really an important game for us to keep our number one spot in the world rankings until the season starts again next year and just building momentum into the 2022 season so it’s a game of great importance and to go three on the trot in the UK,” says Steven Kitshoff, Springbok prop.
Coach Jaques Nienaber will announce his match-day squad on Tuesday, having, all the players are available for selection.