SA Rugby magazine looks at what happened in Tokyo on Wednesday as the Springboks build toward the World Cup semi-final against Wales.
A selection of the best quotes from players and coaches at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Wednesday.
Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick on Jerome Garces officiating in Sunday’s semi-final while Faf de Klerk discusses the impact of smaller players at the World Cup.
The Springboks are unlikely to move away from their rigid game plan against Wales but they have to try to mix it up a bit for Sunday’s World Cup semi-final, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Have a listen to what Bok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk had to say after being named Man of the Match in Sunday’s quarter-final, before receiving the award from famous Japanese artist Yoshiki.
Lood de Jager on the Boks’ expectations from Japan during Sunday’s quarter-final, while Malcolm Marx speaks about his role as an impact player from the bench.
Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk says that good defence, kicking and discipline will shape the World Cup quarter-final next week. JON CARDINELLI in Kobe reports.
Faf de Klerk on Cobus Reinach’s hat-trick against Canada, the competition among the Bok scrumhalves and the long buildup to the quarter-finals.
Damian de Allende says the Boks won’t repeat the mistakes they made in the defeat by Italy in 2016, while Faf de Klerk talks about the pressure on the team.
The Springboks can kiss their World Cup chances goodbye if Faf de Klerk doesn’t get his act together, writes JOHN GOLIATH.