Springboks forwards’ coach, Matt Proudfoot, says his team is anticipating a tough game in Saturday’s World Cup final against England after watching them destroy New Zealand in the semi-final.
England beat two-times defending champions 19-7 on Saturday. The Springboks beat Wales 19-16 the following day to set up a rematch of the 2007 final at Yokohama Stadium.
Proudfoot, who has been involved with the Springboks since 2016, has indicated England’s forwards’ performance against the All Blacks was a combination of brute force and intelligence play.
Proudfoot says the Springboks team is also well aware of what they could possibly achieve if they win a third Rugby World Cup title, having won in 1995 and 2007.]