Rugby Championship

Boks adjust preparations for Brisbane Test

2018-09-05 10:03
Mzwandile Stick (Gallo)

 Brisbane - The Springboks have made small adjustments to their preparations for Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies.

The two sides meet at 12:00 (SA time) on Saturday at the Suncorp Stadium in the Queensland capital.

Captain Siya Kolisi and his team-mates trained in high intensity sessions on Monday and Tuesday, with the Springbok coaches adjusting the team’s training and activity schedule in order to simulate preparations for the evening kick-off.

“Back home we always play in the late afternoon while over the next two weeks we will be playing in the evening, which obviously means that on match days the boys will be active much later in the day,” said Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick.

“As part of our preparations for the evening kick-off, we have therefore moved our practise sessions and even some gym workouts to later slots in the day.

“For instance, our field sessions started at 16:00 on both days, while Aled (Walters, SA Rugby’s head of athletic performance) also took the players for a gym workout at around 19:30 on Monday.”

Following Wednesday’s training free day, the Springbok squad will go through another late afternoon session on Thursday at the Churchie Grammar School, and they then round off preparations for the week on Friday when the captain’s run is staged at the match venue.

The Springbok match-day 23 for the Test will be announced on Thursday morning (SA time).

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