Cape Town - Springbok
captain Adriaan Strauss says his team is looking forward to playing against
the Wallabies in front of a packed and passionate Loftus Versfeld crowd on
addressed the media in Pretoria on Friday afternoon and said his team was
encouraged by the huge spectator interest in Saturday’s Rugby
Bok supporters have thrown their weight behind the team and that is very
encouraging for us," said Strauss.
"We are looking forward to play in front of
a packed Loftus and the team is determined to deliver a good performance
against a quality Australian side."
on Friday, former Springbok scrumhalf and Loftus hero Fourie du Preez handed
out the match jerseys to the team. Du Preez, who captained the Springboks in
four matches at the Rugby World Cup last year, offered some words of
encouragement as well as some advice.
was massive to have him here with us at this time," said Strauss.
someone that I have a lot of respect for as a person and as a rugby player. He
is one of our best ever Springboks and a very inspirational figure."
to Strauss, the soft spoken Du Preez offered some great advice during his brief
address to the team:
"He spoke about us maintaining our composure and making
the right decisions at the right times. His message had a big impact on the
Versfeld has a capacity of 51 000 seats and almost 45 000 tickets
were already sold by lunchtime on Friday.