15 Aug 2008

All Black assistant coach rates new Springbok lock

5:52 pm on 15 August 2008

The assistant All Black coach Wayne Smith doesn't think the loss of the injured lock Bakkies Botha will unduly affect the Springboks' physicality in the rugby Test in Cape Town on Sunday morning.

Smith says the replacement lock Andries Bekker, who's the tallest player in the Tri-Nations, is going to be a good Springbok.