Springboks scrumhalf Ross Cronje was a bundle of nerves in the hours ahead of his Test debut against France at Loftus on Saturday.
Bafana Bafana managed to claw their way to the break goalless‚ but Stuart Baxter said he was far from confident at that stage‚ and knew he had to rectify key aspects if South Africa were to avoid being swamped by Nigeria.
After a much-needed and relieving win for coach Allister Coetzee and the Springboks‚ it’s easy to become carried away.
London – South Africa paid a high price for five minutes of madness in their shootout with India for a Champions Trophy semi-final place at The Oval on Sunday.
South Africa are likely to pay a high price for five minutes of madness in their key Champions Trophy match against India at The Oval on Sunday.
After he watched his youthful Springboks side start their 2017 season on a winning note against France at Loftus‚ coach Allister Coetzee emphatically said they have closed the woeful chapter on 2016.
France coach Guy Noves was quick to deflect talk from this coming Saturday’s second Test by remaining in full reflection of his team’s 37-14 first Test defeat at Loftus.
Percy Tau snuck onto the field unnoticed and not picked up by a Nigeria defence pushing up for a corner for Bafana Bafana’s second goal on the counter-attack in their 2-0 win in Uyo on Saturday.
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter knows what an impact his spectacular opening result – a first-ever competitive win against Nigeria – can have on his second tenure with the national team.