Cape Town - World XV Robbie Deans coach
Robbie Deans was impressed by the performance of Springbok inside centre Damian
de Allende after his side lost to South Africa at Newlands on Saturday.
De Allende scored a brace as the Boks ran
out 46-10 victors.
Deans believes De Allende and De Villiers
should form a midfield partnership for the Boks at the Rugby World Cup later
De Villiers replaced Jesse Kriel in the
last 20 minutes of Saturday’s clash after completing a miraculous recovery following
“Damian has been playing remarkable rugby
the whole year and he keeps doing the right things. He can add a new dimension
to the Boks,” Deans told Netwerk24.
“It was also nice to see Jean on the field
again. From a leadership point of view, he’ll be an important player at the
World Cup. He and Damian look very dangerous together.”