Boks team up with Namibia

The Springboks will train with Namibia next week as part of their final preparations before leaving for the World Cup.

Namibia, who thrashed Zimbabwe 80-6 to be crowned Africa Cup champions last week, are scheduled to hold a training camp in Durban and it was decided it would be beneficial to both sides if they hold joint on-field sessions from Monday to Wednesday.

There will also be meetings between the coaches and other management of the two teams.

'I’m excited to be working with them, they have a core of experienced players and management we know well and I’m sure we’ll be able to tap into each other’s expertise as we get ready for the World Cup,' said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

Welwitschias coach Phil Davies says the camp will form an important part of their World Cup campaign.

'The training camp in Durban is vital for our preparations as it will expose our players to tier one opposition,' said Davies. 'The focus will be on delivering our systems efficiently under pressure and we are hoping for confirmation that our structures in attack and defence work against a world-class team. It's a great opportunity to replicate a World Cup week.'

The 31-man Springbok squad will be named in Durban next Friday evening and leaves for England on 11 September.

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