• Boks unconcerned by short break

    Bok coach Rassie Erasmus says the team has carefully prepared for the four-day turnaround between their final two World Cup pool games.

    On Friday, the Boks claimed a comfortable win over Italy, and will next head straight into action against Canada in Kobe on Tuesday.

    ‘It is a challenge but we had planned for it and will be well prepared,’ Erasmus commented after naming a much-changed side on Sunday.

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    ‘This match is just as important as the three that we have already played – it has the same number of log points available and the same impact on our chances of qualifying and we have to now complete the job.

    ‘There are a number of new combinations in our team, but we have been together for several weeks now and everyone understands our game-plan and strategies. The nice thing is that at the end of the match every member of the squad will have started a Rugby World Cup match.

    ‘But the first thing we have to focus on is winning the match and securing a place in the quarter-finals.’

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