Fourie: I tried to warn the Boks

2015-09-19 21:59
Fourie du Preez

Cape Town - South African scrumhalf Fourie du Preez, who plays his club rugby in Japan, described Saturday's 34-32 loss to Japan as the low point of his career.

As it happened: Japan win it at the death

The former Bulls No. 9 says the Springboks had been "outsmarted" by their opponents in Brighton.

"I've been playing there (Japan) for four years, so I knew what was coming. I tried to let the guys know during the week that they are a proper nation.

"They were probably just better prepared than us, they had a lot of focus areas where they targeted us. They just outsmarted us."

The Springboks next Pool B game is on Saturday when they take on Samoa at Villa Park in Birmingham. 

The match kicks off at 17:45.

Did you read: Meyer issues another apology

Did you read: Twitter goes wild as Boks shocked by "Brave Blossoms"

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Most Read

Opinion Poll

The Springboks' best player at the 2019 Rugby World Cup was:

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