Boks coach Allister Coetzee says he knows what South Africa must do to master their biggest challenge; defeating New Zealand, in the battle of the two unbeaten Rugby Champion teams.
The springboks were overtaken at the top of the standings when they were held to a 23-23 draw by the Wallabies in Pert, Australia, on Saturday after New Zealand fought back to beating Argentina 39-22 at home. The Springboks have not won in New Zealand in 8 years and get the chance to do so against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
Coach Coetzee, who has masterminded the Springboks’ turnaround in fortunes in six unbeaten internationals in 2017, understands what the team must do to beat the New Zealand team, which since the tournament started, hasn’t lost a game. Coetzee stated that it is time to focus on the next one, which will be a hot battle. They had their lesson during the game against Argentina this weekend, where they were leading by 15-22 before half time. They understand that in order to beat the All Blacks, they need to put accurate pressure from beginning to end of the game.
The Springboks and the All Blacks have been the top teams in internationals, which makes their game next Saturday, one of the biggest in New Zealand.