Springboks Do the Most and Win 17-13 Against British & Irish Lions, Rassie Erasmus Proud

Springboks Do the Most and Win 17-13 Against British & Irish Lions, Rassie Erasmus Proud

  • The Springbok 'A' squad managed to grab a convincing win against the British & Irish Lions and the coach is proud
  • Rassie Erasmus thought that the team would "run out of steam" during the match but he was proved wrong by the squad
  • Lukhanyo Am, who led the side on Wednesday evening said that the Springboks had a fantastic time playing the match

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Rassie Erasmus, the coach of the South African ‘A' squad that beat the British & Irish Lions 17-13 in Cape Town on Wednesday, claimed his players ran out of energy but not of heart, which proved decisive in a match they really wanted to win.

In a virtual news conference with SA ‘A' captain Lukhanyo Am, SA Rugby's Director of Rugby said the match went just as they intended.

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“We expected our guys to run out of steam at the end after being stuck in our hotel rooms for a week and we only had two training sessions together as a team,” said Erasmus.
Springboks, British & Irish Lions, Cape Town stadium, win, 17-13
The Springboks will be proud of themselves after securing a big win against the British & Irish Lions. Image: @Springboks
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“Very intense, maybe not brilliant, but one where a lot of players showed huge guts and endeavour,” Erasmus said of the game, which SA ‘A' led 17-3 at halftime.

Erasmus expressed his delight at the prospect of a large portion of the squad returning from Johannesburg in the coming days, particularly Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber.

Am stated it was a fantastic time leading the squad and it produced a tremendous outcome, and he praised Cheslin Kolbe's performance, which included a huge contribution in his late-first-half try.

Cheslin Kolbe had confidence in the Springboks squad to grab a win

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Briefly News previously reported that the British & Irish Lions have a dynamic backline, according to Cheslin Kolbe, but he believed his experience playing against them in the northern hemisphere would benefit South Africa.

Kolbe was chosen from a star-studded South African lineup. The squad for their midweek match against the Lions at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday is very similar to a Test team.

According to SA Rugby Mag, Kolbe expressed his opinion on the Lions' backline players when asked about their quality.

"It’s guys that I’ve competed against in Europe, so I have a little input on what they can do. In general, they are an amazing group and, for us, it is just another challenge,” he said.

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