Springboks

Reinach's try 'was planned'

2014-11-17 17:15
The Boks celebrate Cobus Reinach's try (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The move which led to Cobus Reinach's try against England was planned, the Springbok scrumhalf has revealed.

Reinach, 24, scored a spectacular try in the second half of South Africa's 31-28 win at Twickenham when he collected a pass from fullback Willie le Roux, who followed up and gathered a clever chip in behind the England defence from flyhalf Pat Lambie.

It was Reinach's first Test try in his fourth match and helped cap an impressive performance by the Sharks No 9 - who started in his first Test.

In an interview with Netwerk24, Reinach said the move was practiced on the training field in the build-up to the Test.

"You analyse your opponents beforehand and we saw they were quick to rush up on defence. We saw the opportunity and took it. It's a nice feeling to see something you practiced work out in the match."

The Boks now shift their attention to Italy, who they tackle in Padova on Saturday (16:30 kick-off), before concluding their year-end tour against Wales in Cardiff the following week.

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