Rugby Championship

Boks wary of Australia's lineout prowess

2017-09-05 09:25
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has highlighted Australia’s lineout prowess ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test in Perth.

According to SANZAAR’s official website, the Wallabies boast a 100% success rate at lineout time after two rounds in the competition.

The Springboks are in second place on 97%, followed by the All Blacks (96%) and Los Pumas (88%).

“Australia is a good lineout team. It’s from this platform that they score tries,” Coetzee was quoted as saying by Netwerk24 on Monday.

The Wallaby lineout could also be boosted this week by the return of lock Adam Coleman, who missed their last match against New Zealand due to a shoulder injury.

He could replace Rory Arnold in the starting team.

Meanwhile, the Springboks’ first field session on Monday was witnessed by a number of spectators and eager learners of the Hale School, the squad’s training venue in Perth for the week.

“It’s a massive challenge for us, we’re under no illusions,” Coetzee said ahead of Saturday’s encounter.

“We’ve shown tremendous improvement as a team so far this season, but this is a huge test for us this weekend.”


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