Boks in UK

Solly: Boks can rest big guns

2013-11-13 09:30
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Cape Town - Alan Solomons believes the Springboks can afford to rest a few big guns and still beat Scotland at a canter in their Test at Murrayfield in Edinburgh on Sunday.

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The former EP Kings mentor currently coaches Scottish side Edinburgh and believes the Boks have too much depth and experience in their squad.

"I'd really be surprised if the Boks slip up. They simply have too much ammunition for Scotland," he told Die Burger's website.

"If South Africa rest Bismarck du Plessis, then there's simply an Adriaan Strauss to call on. Adriaan could even take over the captaincy if the Boks want to give Jean de Villiers a breather."

Solomons' Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors are the only two teams playing in the Pro12-league which consist of professional teams from Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

"There's not much depth in Scottish rugby," he said.

He did, however, warn the Boks that Scotland won't shy away from a challenge.

"They are very competitive and will play with a lot of fire. Scotland realise it's going to be a big physical challenge but they've never shied away from that."

A case in point was when Scotland upset the Boks 21-17 in 2010.

Sunday's Test kicks off at 17:00 (SA time) on Sunday.

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