Cape Town - The Junior Springboks want to finish the World Rugby
Under-20 Championship on a winning note when they face France on Saturday in
the playoff for third place at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.
The bronze medal match takes place at 18:30 in Cremona,
Italy with the Championship final between defending champions England and New
Zealand set for 20:30.
After enjoying an off-day on Tuesday, the South Africans
returned to the training field on Wednesday for an evening session, follow by
another field exercise late on Thursday at their tournament base in Parma.
The team will be confirmed on Friday morning and they will
finish off their preparations for Saturday’s French clash with the captain’s
run at Cremona, situated an estimated hour’s drive from their team hotel in
On Thursday, Junior Bok coach, Dawie Theron, said he is
pleased with the attitude his players have shown in camp despite the loss
“The disappointment of the semi-final is behind us and we
have turned our focus on the French match. There is still one match left in the
tournament and we believe it is going to be a tough test against a good French
side.“The team spirit is
great and the attitude of the players very good. The players are working hard
in training and they want to leave Italy with a good performance in their last
match,” said Theron.