We made too many errors - Jean

2014-11-09 08:50
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Dublin - Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says: “Each and every player will have to take a hard look at himself, come back on Monday and work harder.

As it happened: Ireland v Springboks

“Our standards are higher than what we showed against Ireland and we simply made too many errors. Yes, our first phase play was very good and I thought we dominated the scrums and the lineouts, but we didn’t retain the ball and you can’t play rugby without the ball.”

Ireland won 29-15 - it was the Springboks’ first defeat to a side from the Northern Hemisphere since they lost to Scotland in November 2010.

The Springboks travel to London on Sunday, where they face England on Saturday. Kick-off is at 16:30 SA time.

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