Cape Town - Springbok flank Francois Louw believes that Ireland will arrive in South Africa confident of causing an upset when the sides clash over a three-match series starting in Cape Town on Saturday.
The Irish were due to arrive in South Africa on Monday and Louw, who arrived with fellow overseas-based forwards Steven Kitshoff and Duane Vermeulen on Sunday, has seen enough over the years to know what to expect.
"I’ve obviously played against them at international level
and we played Leinster in our Champions Cup pool," Lous said.
"They’re obviously a
formidable side and they’re a nation that wants to win. It’ll be big for them
to win over here in South Africa and they’ll fancy their chances … they’ll come
over here confident."
Louw was also asked what he made of South African-born Irish loose forward CJ Stander.
"He’s obviously doing quite well. I haven’t followed him too
closely but from what I’ve seen in the media he’s doing well," said Louw.
for him … I’m sure he’ll want to come out here and prove a point against South
Coetzee will name his side for the first Test on Thursday.