- 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
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.
“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.
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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.
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
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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Source: Briefly News