Earlier in the week‚ coach Rassie Erasmus was enthused by the speed of his backrow.
Despite the unwieldy look of the loose trio assistant coach Mzwandile Stick believes the Boks have their bases covered.
“If you say Namibia is going to challenge us with a high tempo game then Kwagga is one of the players that will be able to handle that. We’ve got a well balanced team. We need to bounce back and get a positive result from this game‚” said Stick.
Stick stressed another major objective for the Boks was to spread game time across their group.
“What is important is the number of minutes the players get to play. We must guard against players getting stale by the time we get to the play-offs.
“You don’t want a situation in the play-offs where a player is supposed to start and he has hardly played.”
Brits meanwhile stayed with the script that the Boks must continue to tick boxes.
“Rassie has always been focused on the process‚ irrelevant of the result. We have to be up there with our physicality and momentum point of view. I was involved in a group that lost to Japan so I know that feeling where you should win and you don’t. The training this week was intense. That is just the way prepared for this.”