Boks weren't that bad - coach

2014-11-11 12:27
Johann van Graan (Gallo)
Cape Town - Springbok forwards coach Johann van Graan says the Boks weren't as bad as the 29-15 scoreline indicated in their loss to Ireland in Dublin last weekend.

"There was a lot of emotion afterwards, but after carefully studying video footage of the game, there were a lot of positives and a few negatives," Van Graan told Netwerk24.

"We enjoyed 63% territory and 55% possession. Even though Ireland kicked in behind us, we still won the territory battle. Also, our success rate for our own possession at the set pieces was 100%.

"We just made too many handling errors and weren't clinical enough. We'll work hard on it."

The Boks tackle England at Twickenham this weekend (kick-off 16:30 SA time), before concluding their year-end tour with matches against Italy (November 22, Padova) and Wales (November 29, Cardiff).

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