The Springboks will this evening fight to remain in the Rugby World Cup tournament currently under way in France. They will take on Tonga in the tournament’s Pool B fixture in Marseille.
The defending champs, will head into the encounter off the back of a 13-eight loss to Ireland last week, their first loss in the tournament.
Tonga are going into the game as underdogs, having lost to Ireland and Scotland, back to back in their previous encounters.
The match which will get under way at nine o’clock this evening will be broadcast live on SABC platforms. The SABC sports reporter Simon Burke, has the details.
South Africa’s always been very good against the Pacific Island teams, and the reason is because we can front up to them physically so we aren’t intimidated in that respect, and then we keep our cool generally. From there we stick to our game plan, we don’t let them dictate play, and we do what we have to do. They’re a traditional rugby team in a sense that they don’t throw any curve balls at you, so you can just use the match for your own ends.
— Springboks (@Springboks) September 30, 2023