Junior Boks assistant coach Louis Koen says their tour of the UK has been perfect preparation for the World Rugby U20 Championship.
The Junior Boks followed their 41-3 victory over Scotland in Edinburgh with a 41-5 defeat of Wales and will next face England on Friday in their final match of the tour.
Koen says he was pleased to see the progress that his side has made, especially at the set piece.
‘The scrums and lineouts were excellent, and another positive was the opportunities we created on attack, although we need to round off those chances going forward. Our defence was also very good.
‘In general, the progress made after each game has been pleasing, and that is certainly something we can build on going forward.
‘This tour is the perfect preparation for the tournament, as the first 60 minutes of all of our matches up to now have been very tough and closely fought, and that is what we are going to experience in the U20 Championship.’
Koen added that he is expecting an equally physical battle against England.
‘They are strong in the set pieces, and what makes them different to the other teams is that they have game-breakers in their backline, so I think they will pose a different challenge.
‘The fact that we have a short turn-around from the clash against Wales will make it tougher, but our focus in the next two days will be on our processes and the detail that is important to us.’