19 Aug 2011

More at stake for Springboks than All Blacks

5:55 pm on 19 August 2011

There is little doubt the Springboks have more at stake in Sunday morning's Tri-Nations match in Port Elizabeth than the All Blacks.

After leaving 8 frontline players at home, coach Graham Henry has given his side a challenge by saying when they run aout against the Boks, it'll be an experience a lot of them have never had before and it'll be interesting to see how well they respond to the pressure.

On the other hand the Springbok halfback Fourie du Preez says it's time to gain some momentum before the World Cup.

The World Cup champions haven't won a match in the Tri-Nations this year and they've lost their last 4 matches against the All Blacks.

Du Preez says it's important now to reap the benefits of the recent rehabilitation camp, gain some confidence and give their fans some hope ahead of the World Cup.