Springboks

Mallett lauds 'enthusiastic' Whiteley

2017-06-12 12:50
Warren Whiteley (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former coach Nick Mallett is impressed by what he’s seen from Springbok captain Warren Whiteley.

In his first international as captain, Whiteley led the Springboks to an impressive 37-14 victory over France in the first Test at Loftus Versfeld.

Mallett shared his views on the match in the SuperSport studio afterwards where he made special mention of Whiteley.

“I just want to quickly make mention of Warren Whiteley. As a captain, he has an ability to give such enthusiasm to his team. It is obvious that he is a caring captain, who manages through his personality and his unselfish attitude towards the rest of his team-mates,” Mallett said.

“He creates a great team spirit, because the work-rate of this team was just totally different from last year’s team. It just looked disorganised and tired and lacked energy on defence and attack in 2016. This team looked as though they wanted to play for each other.

“If we look at last year compared with this year, the work-rate of the players are far better and the captaincy obviously generates that spirit.”

Hostilities in the series now shift to Durban where the second Test will be played at Kings Park on Saturday (June 17).

The third and final Test will be played at Ellis Park in Johannesburg the following weekend (June 24).

Read more on:    springboks  |  nick mallett  |  warren whiteley  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 25 November 2017
Italy v South Africa, Padova 15:00
England v Samoa, Twickenham 16:00
Scotland v Australia, Edinburgh 16:30
Wales v New Zealand, Principality Stadium 19:15
Ireland v Argentina, Aviva Stadium 19:30
France v Japan, Nanterre 20:45
Saturday, 02 December 2017
Wales v South Africa, Cardiff 16:30
Vote

Following their failed bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, should SA Rugby consider bidding in future?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.