Rugby Championship

Boks to exploit McCaw void?

2013-09-08 14:03
Richie McCaw (AP Photo)
Auckland - Has the loss of All Black captain Richie McCaw tipped the scales a bit back towards the Springboks ahead of this weekend’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship showdown at Eden Park in Auckland?

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But while they will still be favoured to win – the last time the Boks won in Auckland was when Dr Danie Craven was scrumhalf in 1937 – there is a feeling that the Boks definitely have a chance in the fixture if they choose to play the All Blacks the right way.

"That's a reflection on how they're using the ball so they're going to be really really tough," Hansen said.

 

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