After South Africa qualified for the 2023 World Cup final at the expense of England (16-15), the Springboks coach warned New Zealand.
So we know the poster for the Grand Final of the Rugby World Cup 2023. The day after the qualification of New Zealand, which beat Argentina (44-6), it was South Africa that secured its ticket to the final, as happened in the quarter-final match against France (28-29). The Springboks dominated England by a narrow point (16-15) on Saturday evening at the Stade de France.
“Everyone knows we love the physical aspect of the game.”
After the English plan had been weakened for a long time, South Africa finally succeeded in winning thanks to a penalty kick taken by Handre Pollard at the end of the match. “I wouldn’t say we struggled. England had a precise game plan and executed it perfectly. This was stated by South African support Steven Kitschoff after the match. They put us under pressure and we had difficulty organizing receptions. Fortunately, the substitutes did the job in the second half. In the penalty shootout, they made us gain a lot of meters and that’s how we won the match. »
Half of the World Champions team, Kobus Reinach, added: “We knew the game plan, they are a team that plays a lot on foot, they planned their tactics perfectly but we found the solutions. Everyone knows that we love the physical aspect of the game, they prepared for it and we expected that.”
“If New Zealand decides to use the same tactics…”
For his part, coach Jack Nienaber sent a short message to New Zealand, which will therefore be South Africa’s opponent in the 2023 World Cup final scheduled for next Saturday at the Stade de France. “We will have to work on improving. Especially if New Zealand decides to use the same tactics…”“, he said in a humorous tone. As a reminder, on the sidelines of the World Cup, the Bucs inflicted their biggest defeat in their history on the All Blacks (35-7). Aaron Smith and his partners did not forget that…
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