We look at what happened in Tokyo on Wednesday as the Springboks build toward their quarter-final clash with Japan.
Duane Vermeulen on the loose-forward battle and Japan’s goal to play a high-tempo game, while Willie le Roux says the Boks have their own ‘Ferraris’.
Springbok eighthman Duane Vermeulen says he is looking forward to his battle with Italian captain Sergio Parisse in Friday’s must-win Pool B encounter in Shizuoka.
Duane Vermeulen says former WPRFU president Thelo Wakefield told him that the Stormers wanted to invest in their young players rather than sign him last year.
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen is being pursued by English Premiership side Bath as a possible signing after he finishes his stint in Japan.