Boks arrive safely in Sydney

2011-07-17 16:34

Cape Town - The Springboks arrived safely in Sydney on Sunday evening (Australian time) on their re-scheduled Qantas flight for the opening match of their Castle Tri-Nations campaign against Australia on Saturday.

The team arrived 31 hours later than scheduled after their original flight on Friday had to return to Johannesburg shortly after taking off due to engine failure.

"We have obviously been disrupted but we have managed it and now we're just looking forward to getting back to preparing for a Test match on Saturday," said Springbok coach Peter de Villiers.

"That's our only focus now and it'll be good to get back onto the training ground on Monday."

The Springboks have their first field training session at the North Sydney Oval at 10h00 on Monday.
Bok captain John Smit thanked fans on the social networking site, Twitter, for their support after the flight ordeal of the weekend.

"Safely landed in Sydney and ready for a great week ahead, thanks for all the well wishes people!,
" Smit tweeted.


  • BlouBos - 2011-07-17 17:19

    Thanks heavens, we nearly had to send our ā€œCā€ Team.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-07-17 18:37

      21 on the injury list.....OMG, that nearly is our 'C' team!

  • BOFFINBOB - 2011-07-17 18:20

    Damn....I was hoping to be sent out as a " replacement. "

      birdman - 2011-07-17 21:58

      Me first, I've also got my jersey!

  • djg - 2011-07-17 18:23

    go for it guys and NAIL them!!!

  • OZNOB - 2011-07-17 21:14

    THE SAMOANS SOFTENED The aussies up nicely yesterday. Personally i'd like the boks to beat the aussies in front of a 100 000 convicts

      Larro - 2011-07-18 01:07

      @oznob - remember there are many more convicts in SA now than were ever exported to Australia by the pommies. And the boks will get pummeled by all comers....!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-18 16:44

      OZNOB, is your father going to be there?

  • Kok - 2011-07-18 10:29

    They returned to SA unbeaten on Friday eve.

      Timothy - 2011-07-18 11:25

      @Kok any comment on the samoans smashing the wallabies?? I thought you said the wallabies are the only team capable of winning the kiwis at the RWC this year. haaaaaaaa. Not so bright after all are you.

  • goofree - 2011-07-18 11:39

    come on boke get your A game together and let the little momentem turn into a long one

  • Ryan - 2011-07-18 18:28

    The Samoans should complain that the Wallabies sent a B side.

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