Rugby World Cup 2011

Boks content to dodge media

2011-09-09 12:27
John Smit (Gallo)

Auckland - South Africa may be defending champions but they are receiving less media attention than normal, something captain John Smit says works well for him.

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"We're delighted to have a few cameras shying away from us," said Smit, who led the Springboks to Rugby World Cup glory in 2007.

It is natural, Smit said, that all eyes be pinned on the All Blacks.

"It's par for the course for a team that has played some of the best rugby and is hosting the tournament."

The Springboks have named their most experienced team ever for the opening game against Wales on Sunday.

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