Springboks

Wet Buenos Aires greets Springboks

2015-08-13 18:41

Cape Town - The Springboks were greeted by cold and wet weather when they arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday afternoon for the second Test against Argentina.

Saturday’s Test, at Velez Sarsfield, will be the Boks’ first encounter in the Argentine capital in almost a decade. The last time the South Africans played there was in November 2005.

South Africa have enjoyed good fortune in Buenos Aires before, but Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is under no illusions about the enormity of the task that awaits his team.

“We were not good enough last week and the Pumas deserve full credit for their performance,” said Meyer.

“Saturday’s Test will be a massive challenge and we simply have to fire on all cylinders.”

The Boks left Durban on Wednesday afternoon and travelled for approximately 24 hours to their hotel in Buenos Aires, which included a bumpy flight between Sao Paulo and Argentina.

They will have a light captain’s run at the Test venue on Friday and will return to South Africa on Sunday.

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