Krige: SA can overcome weak S15
Cape Town - Former Springbok captain Corne
Krige is confident that the Springboks can do well this year despite the South
African teams' struggles in Super Rugby.
South African teams have found the going
tough in this year’s Super Rugby competition, with the Stormers the only local team to
make it through to the playoffs.
Lions can also hold their heads high after claiming a franchise record nine
victories, but the Bulls, Sharks and Cheetahs all had forgettable seasons.
In fact, were it not for the competition’s
conference system - which automatically puts the leader of each country’s
conference in the top three - the Stormers would not have occupied third spot
overall as they currently do.
The Chiefs (fourth, 48 points), Highlanders
(fifth, 48 points) and Brumbies (sixth, 47 points) boast more log points than
the Capetonians (45 points) after playing the same amount of matches.
In an interview with Netwerk24, Krige
admitted that the SA teams’ struggles are worrisome, but insists it’s not the
end of the world.
“Our performances are not ideal, but I’m
not too worried. If Heyneke Meyer (Bok coach) picks the right team, then we can
do well at the World Cup.”
The 2015 Rugby World Cup, to be staged in
England and Wales, runs from September 18-October 31.