Springboks

Jenkins wary of 'strong, tough' Boks

2017-11-30 11:30
Neil Jenkins (Getty)

Cape Town - Wales kicking coach Neil Jenkins has warned his players not to take the Springboks lightly ahead of their Test in Cardiff on Saturday.

Wales beat the Springboks 27-13 in Cardiff last year and will be eager to do so again, after suffering losses to Australia (29-21) and New Zealand (33-18) earlier this month.

"South Africa are going to be strong, they're going to be tough," Jenkins told the Wales Rugby Union's official website.

"It's the end of their season, but we turned them over last year so they won't want that to happen to them again. It's a massive game for us as well and it's a game we really need to win and want to play well in.

"You can't take anyone lightly in Test football anymore as we have found out in the past. They'll be tough on Saturday, there's no doubt about that because they have some fantastic players."

The 46-year-old Jenkins, who played 87 Tests at flyhalf for Wales, also said he was hoping his players would recover physically from last weekend's brutal clash against the All Blacks.

"I think a lot of the boys are a little bit sore as the game (against the All Blacks) was really tough last Saturday," Jenkins said.

"But the game at this level is like that and anytime you play the All Blacks it doesn't just take one or two days to recover, it takes three or four days to get yourself right for the next game."

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