Springboks

Springboks wary of new France pivot Trinh-Duc

2017-06-14 09:14
Francois Trinh-Duc (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks expect François Trinh-Duc to start at flyhalf in Saturday’s second Test in Durban.

Trinh-Duc is one of several French stars who missed the series-opener in Pretoria as they arrived late in the country due to commitments in the French Top 14 final.

Jules Plisson started at pivot last Saturday, with Jean-Marc Doussain the reserve flyhalf but the expectation is that Trinh-Duc will be utilised in the second Test.

Trinh-Duc, who plays for Toulon, boasts 58 Test caps and could prove the Springboks a few headaches this Saturday.

But Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies is looking forward to testing himself against Trinh-Duc at Kings Park.

“Trinh-Duc is a very experienced and well-rounded player. He’ll test us in different areas,” Jantjies was quoted as saying by Netwerk24.

“We must make sure that our defence is sharp and that we hold onto the ball when we have possession.”

Jantjies was one of South Africa’s star players in the first Test, scoring 15 points as the Springboks ran out 37-14 winners.

But the Boks expect a better French outfit in the second Test.

“The forwards worked incredibly hard to give us good positions from where we could attack. Like coach Franco (Smith, skills and attack) said, we know the French are going to come with a huge onslaught and we have to be ready for it,” Jantjies continued via a press statement on Tuesday.

Read more on:    springboks  |  france  |  elton jantjies  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 29 September 2018
South Africa v Australia, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 17:05
Saturday, 06 October 2018
South Africa v New Zealand, Loftus Versfeld 17:05
Saturday, 03 November 2018
England v South Africa, Twickenham Stadium 17:00
Saturday, 10 November 2018
France v South Africa, Stade de France 18:00
France v South Africa, Stade de France 22:05
Saturday, 17 November 2018
Scotland v South Africa, BT Murrayfield Stadium 17:00
Scotland v South Africa, BT Murrayfield Stadium 19:20
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 17:00
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 19:20
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Following the win over the All Blacks in Wellington, Springbok supporters will be counting down the days until the return fixture at Loftus on October 6. How do you see that match ending?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.