England in SA

Smit denies backing England

2012-06-05 12:39
John Smit (File)
Cape Town - Former Springbok captain John Smit has denied reports he believes England have a very good chance of winning the first Test against the Springboks in Durban on Saturday. Kick-off is at 17:00

Smit was reported in Tuesday's Beeld newspaper to have said that due to the fact that England coach Stuart Lancaster's men have had more time to prepare, that may count in their favour.

However, Smit took to Twitter, writing: 2 weeks ago I did an interview in London and was asked about Eng chances, I said they would have more time to prepare than us and are fortunate to be playing at sea level, in London english it seems to translate to Eng have a very good chance!!!

The Durban Test will be followed by Tests in Johannesburg (June 16) and Port Elizabeth (June 23).

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