Rugby Championship

Redelinghuys expecting Aussie 'tricks'

2016-09-28 14:36
Julian Redelinghuys (Gallo)

Cape Town - Springbok prop Julian Redelinghuys is expecting the Australians to be unpredictable in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash at Loftus.  

Redelinghuys is back in the Springbok set-up after missing the trip to Argentina and then the unsuccessful tour to Australasia with a hamstring injury. 

But the 27-year-old tighthead is back in the Bok camp after having played 45 minutes for the Golden Lions in their 71-7 win over the EP Kings last weekend. 

"The hamstring is feeling good. I'm looking forward to, if I get an opportunity, to do my part for the team this weekend," Redelinghuys told media in Johannesburg this week.

"It's awesome to be back. I think being out gives you a little bit of perspective. You realise how much you love it. Being back, feeling the vibe with the guys and getting into the energy again is nice."

Redelinghuys said it was difficult to know what to expect from the Australians. 

"The Aussies ... they do come with tricks. They try to do different things on different places on the field," he said.

"I think the most important thing is for us to focus on our job and to do what we do well. And then what goes on in front of you, you can manage."

The good news for the Boks, who have won just one of their four Rugby Championship matches so far, is that they are back on home soil.

"Loftus is a proud rugby park so I think we take a lot of pride in it," Redelinghuys said.

"The guys are going to bring a little bit extra. We're looking forward to playing in front of our home crowd again.

"Apparently there are a lot of tickets sold so we can just thank the fans for coming out and then obviously give our best to give them a good showing. The Springboks is such a massive brand and we just want to do it proud."

Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:05. 

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