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.


New Zealand:


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


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