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The Spring Box halfback Faf de Clerk, pictured in action against the British and Irish Lions, will be looking forward to the fight against the All Blacks at the Rugby Championships.
If SpringBook coach Jacques Nanaber has had time to quarantine in Queensland, he is not using it to read Sir Steve Hansen’s harsh remarks about the recent series against the British and Irish Lions.
Former All Blacks coach Hansen has been the latest in South Africa to express regret over the tragic, if tense, series that the Spring Boxes won 2-1 after the two teams clashed over boring game plans. Intends to dominate physically.
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Although Ninaber and his Spring Box squad are in quarantine for 14 days before the rest of their games at the Rugby Championships in Australia, they played and won the first two matches against Puma in South Africa, it seems there was no time yet. To read Hansen’s thoughts for the head coach as his team played the lines.
“To be honest, I didn’t see the comment,” Ninaber told the media.
“With everything else happening and we’re doing our review, I promise you I haven’t read anything. It’s about determining what we want to achieve this week.” “
The Spring Boxes and their supporters are unpopular about defeating the Lions, but reviews from neutral critics outside of South Africa are far from commendable.
But Ninaber defended his team’s boring, grinding game plan, saying it was important to adopt a style against a variety of opponents that might indicate that Spring Box was more adventurous against all blacks and wolves. can.
Hansen told Newstock ZB last weekend that there were two big packs of Spring Boxes and Lions and two coaches who had no idea what would happen if they threw the ball around. Is going to ” he said.
“Let’s slow down the ball, let’s get off our feet, do what we can to make sure our defensive line is strong so we can continue batting.
“It’s not a game that anyone wants to see. Yes, we want a good physical competition, that’s the whole point of the game. We didn’t. And it shut down a lot of people.
However, Nanaber also noted that the Spring Boxes used a variety of styles during their spectacular march to the World Cup.
“I don’t want to go back to 2019 in a row, but we probably played some of the most exciting and attacking-minded teams in Japan in the quarter-finals and then had to re-adopt and change to play against Wales. Was a boat, “he said.
“England in the final, maybe a combination of the two. Each team has its own DNA and someone has the ability to adapt to it.
Since the Spring Box chose not to play any Tests last year, due to epidemics, they have not met all the blacks since their first pool match at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
All blacks will play Spring Box on September 25 and October 2 in Townsville and Gold Coast.