'Quicker' field to suit Boks

2012-08-22 07:44
Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer feels the conditions for their clash against Argentina on Saturday will be more suitable for their style of play than was the case last week.

The conditions at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas is expected to be hard and dry - unlike the soft, wet playing surface at Newlands last week where they couldn't claim a four-try bonus point, despite winning 27-6.

"We now we'll be playing in front of a passionate crowd and the conditions will suit us more, because it should be a 'quicker' field," Meyer told Beeld.

This should see the Boks play a more attacking brand on Saturday, which will help in the bonus points stakes. However, Meyer emphasised the importance of winning the game first before starting to think about bonus points.

Forwards coach John McFarland echoed Meyer's sentiments, insisting that the Pumas are definitely no pushovers.

"Traditionally Argentina is a tough team to beat. Very few teams have managed four-try bonus points against them over the years, so a bonus point will really be a bonus."

The clash in Mendoza kicks off at 21:10 (SA time) on Saturday night with Meyer expected to name his team on Wednesday.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
37 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read
Commented

Logs

Rank Team P W Pts

Results

05 October 2014
04 October 2014
27 September 2014
13 September 2014
06 September 2014
23 August 2014
16 August 2014
28 June 2014
21 June 2014
14 June 2014
07 June 2014
23 November 2013
17 November 2013
09 November 2013
05 October 2013
28 September 2013
14 September 2013
07 September 2013
24 August 2013
17 August 2013
22 June 2013
15 June 2013
08 June 2013

Opinion Poll

Western Province and the Golden Lions will do battle at Newlands on Saturday, October 25 for the 2014 Absa Currie Cup title. Who will lift the trophy after 80 minutes?

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.