The world half-champion, who lost twice to Australia, plans to have his team back in their under pressure match against the New Zealanders.
Pav de Klerk, South Africa, believes the Springboks need to return to the style of play they won at the 2019 Rugby World Cup if they are to beat New Zealand in the rugby tournament on Saturday. According to him, the desire to play a more open match against the Wallabies did not work. The All Blacks are the favorites to enter their penultimate game of competition in Townsville and would win the title if they get an extra point against the Springboks, who are coming off a frustrating two-game losing streak against Australia. In the second of those losses, on Saturday in Brisbane (30-17), they walked away from their game based on tactical kicks, but made an unusually high number of errors and at times looked disoriented.
«We’ve gotten a little bit out of the way we normally play, out of our DNA, and that probably puts players under pressure, forces them to make mistakes, and exaggerates a little bit.Said de Klerk. “It’s up to us, as the playing leaders, to make sure we’re playing in the right areas of the field, and not letting ourselves go when it really isn’t. We know that as a group we have to be better. We need to put more effort into our game for this test and to correct these errors.This will be the 100th meeting between the Boks and the All Blacks since they were first introduced in 1921. The contrast between the styles should be stark, as New Zealand tests the usually strong South African defense with its incessant races.
kicking against pass after contact
«What we saw from New Zealand is that making mistakes is very dangerous. Counterattack is one of her main ways to scoreSaid de Klerk. “We know that if we keep attacking, we shouldn’t make any mistakes at all. If we give them balloons at their feet, we have to kill that balloon because that’s when they come back to life. When we’re kicking and they pass after contact, they can be very dangerous, so we have to stop them.»
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