Springboks aim for a win against France

The Springboks enter the test match wounded after being defeated by Ireland in the previous match. The South African rugby team was defeated 19-16 as a result of errors in the final minutes.

The Springboks are currently sweating it out in Europe, where they are preparing to face tenacious France in a match on Saturday at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Seon Davids, the assistant coach, admitted that the results of the previous game disappointed them greatly because they expected better.

Ireland vs South Africa. Ireland’s Hugo Keenan with Jesse Kriel of South Africa2022 Bank of Ireland Nations Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland – 05 Nov 2022. PICTURE: Morgan Treacy/INPHO/Shutterstock

The Springboks are hoping to win against France because losing two games in a row would jeopardise their preparations for the World Cup next year.

Jacques Nienaber announced a different team than last week on Tuesday. Cheslin Kolbe will play on the right wing, while Kurt-Lee Arendse will play on the left wing. Makazole Mapimpi will start the game as a replacement.

“This game will help us because we will be playing in this stadium for the World Cup,” Nienaber said, hoping his team wins on Saturday.

“We were disappointed with the results of the previous game. We did not get the results we wanted,” Davids told reporters earlier this week.

To prevent France from doing whatever they want with the Springboks, the Boks must up the ante in the next game. “We discussed the next game and the areas of our game that need to be improved. We played well at times in the previous game, but it became clear that we need to improve in certain areas.

“Poor decisions when we had the ball cost us, but we now have an important game ahead of us. France demonstrated their superiority over Australia last weekend,” said Davids.

“The fight with France will be difficult because they have key players who will press us. The game we will be playing will require a lot of energy.”