Former World Cup-winning flyhalf Joel Stransky believes the Springboks will be full of confidence when they take on England at Twickenham this Saturday.
The Boks will head into this weekend’s clash without a host of unavailable overseas-based players, but England have also been beset by injuries.
Although England are likely to be widely-regarded as favourites on their home ground, they will have taken note of the progress that the Boks have made since claiming a 2-1 series win over Eddie Jones’ men in June.
Stransky told The Mirror that England would need to be prepared to face a fired-up Springbok side.
‘This is a formidable outfit, full of big strong players. It will suit the conditions. They’re on a mission and they’re confident.
‘Us backs like to think we win games, but actually they tend to be won and lost up front, and this is a formidable Springbok pack of forwards, one I expect to dominate.’
Stransky added that the Boks would undoubtedly be determined to claim another morale-boosting victory away from home in the build-up to the 2019 World Cup.
‘If there’s a team we enjoy beating almost as much as the All Blacks, it’s England. To do it at the rugby mecca of Twickenham would be unbelievably special. This is an incredible opportunity.’
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