Rugby Championship

Meyer will take an ugly win

2013-09-11 18:00
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he will be happy to take "the ugliest win in the history of the game" when they tackle the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

VIDEO: Hilarious Heyneke's passion

The Boks are currently top of the Rugby Championship table following their 38-12 win over the Wallabies in Brisbane last week, and have scored an impressive 30 tries in six games this year.

However, they face arguably their toughest test yet at Eden Park this weekend at the ground they haven't won at since 1937.

Meyer said he would be happy to put the tries on hold if it means his charges come away with a victory.

"I will take the ugliest win in the history of the game, as long as we can win," Meyer told the Rugby365 website.

"Yes, we want to work on that (our attacking game), but Test matches are about taking your opportunities and absorbing the pressure. We want to score tries on Saturday, but we realise it will be tough."

Meyer on Wednesday named an unchanged match-23 from the team that beat Australia last week.

Kick-off is at (09:35 SA time) on Saturday.

Teams:

New Zealand:

TBA

South Africa:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss , 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Juandré Kruger, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
49 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 18 August 2018
South Africa v Argentina, Durban 00:00
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Argentina v South Africa, TBA 00:00
Saturday, 08 September 2018
Australia v South Africa, Brisbane 00:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

The Springboks' 25-24 defeat to the All Blacks at Newlands was ...

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

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

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership 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.