England in SA

Kicking game failed us - Jean

2012-06-24 19:01
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says all aspects of their kicking game failed them in the final Test against England.

The Test in Port Elizabeth was drawn 14-all on Saturday with the hosts going on to win the series 2-0.

But De Villiers and his charges are understandably upset with the way the series ended.

"We didn’t play well,” he told the SA Rugby website. “We lost ball in the set phases and our kicking game wasn’t good enough. I’m not just saying the kickers, but the chasing and contesting in the air, the platform to kick from and everything. You can only play as well as the opposition allows you and credit must go to England for the way they played.

"I thought we did well to come back and get the lead. We had an opportunity to finish off the game and we made a mistake and they came back and equalled things up.

“As long as we move forward and learn from our mistakes it is fine, but if we keep on making the same mistakes then that is a worry.”

The Boks will now head back to their franchises to complete the Super Rugby competition, which gets underway again next weekend.

South Africa's next Test is their first Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Cape Town on August 18.

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