Rugby Championship

Boks resume preparations in Buenos Aires

2016-08-23 20:22
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks arrived in Argentina late on Monday and immediately started with their preparations on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, where they will be based until Friday in the build-up to the second Rugby Championship Test against the Pumas.

Saturday’s Test match takes place in Salta.

According to Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan, the conditions in Salta will be very different from Nelspruit, where the two teams met over the weekend.

“I know that the conditions there are a lot more dry, almost desert like. The crowd there is also very vocal in support of their team, and the field is a bit smaller. But, the playing conditions will be the same for both teams and we will adapt to it,” according to Van Graan.

Springbok team doctor, Dr Jerome Mampane, said he was happy with the overall wellness state of the squad. “The players rested well from the travelling schedule and they will undertake a couple of recovery activities on Tuesday. Everyone is fine at the moment, ready to resume field training on Wednesday” explained Dr Mampane.

Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, will name his match-23 at 08:00 on Wednesday morning (13:00 SA time).

The team will have field training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday in Buenos Aires, before they fly out to Salta on Friday morning.

Read more on:    springboks  |  rugby championship  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
01 October 2016
South Africa v Australia, Pretoria 17:05
02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand, Buenos Aires 00:10
08 October 2016
South Africa v New Zealand, Durban 17:05
Argentina v Australia, London 20:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

The Springboks have two more Rugby Championship matches - against Australia in Pretoria (October 1) and New Zealand in Durban (October 8). How will the Boks fare in those Tests?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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