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’.
Coach Jamie Joseph has made four changes to Japan’s starting lineup for Sunday’s crunch Pool A match against Scotland in Yokohama.
Lappies Labuschagne and Wimpie van der Walt have been named in Japan’s starting lineup for Saturday’s crunch match against Samoa in Toyota.
Pieter Labuschagne will captain hosts Japan in their crucial Pool A World Cup clash with Ireland in Shizuoka on Saturday.
A selection of the best quotes from coaches, players and leaders at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Tuesday.
Lappies Labuschagne and Wimpie van der Walt have both been included in hosts Japan’s 31-man squad for the upcoming World Cup.
Former Cheetahs and Bulls forward Lappies Labuschagne will lead Japan when he makes his first-ever Test appearance against Fiji in Kamaishi on Saturday.
The Sunwolves have confirmed the immediate departure of Lappies Labuschagne.