Rugby Championship

'Quicker' field to suit Boks

2012-08-22 07:44
Heyneke Meyer (File)
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.

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