- The Springboks are set to face Japan in a tricky quarterfinal match at the Rugby World Cup
- The play-off nature of the match should favour the Boks as it should play to their strengths
- Bok duo Cheslin Kolbe and Herschel Jantjies have recovered from their injury niggles
Rugby World Cup 2019 has been a memorable one and one team has been the darling of the tournament - Japan.
The Japanese not only host this year's event, but were one of the underdogs at the start of the tournament.
The hosts have exceeded expectations thus far and the Springboks are now tasked with stopping them in their quarterfinal match on Sunday.
Japan has become known for their fast-pace, slick game, but this often isn't the most effective game-plan when it comes to play-off rugby.
Although the match should pose a serious threat, it is one that the Boks will still be expecting to win.
There are numerous factors in their favour, such as experience, squad depth and a pragmatic style of play.
The Boks will also be buoyed by the return to fitness of Cheslin Kolbe and Herschel Jantjies.
SA Rugby Mag reported that the duo are 99% fit according to coach Rassie Erasmus and will feature in the fixture.
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