16 Aug 2010

Smith says Boks will be better this weekend

6:19 pm on 16 August 2010

The All Blacks expect an adjustment to the Springboks' game plan when the two sides meet for the third time in this year's Tri-Nations competition at Soccer City in Soweto this weekend.

The All Blacks have won all four of their six matches in the current tournament and need a single point to win the Tri-Nations for the tenth time in 15 years.

Assistant coach Wayne Smith says the homeside will try and use the ball a little more.

He says they're going to be strong and will be hurting after their two losses in New Zealand and they're aware of that.

Smith says with it being Bok captain John Smit's 100th test -- only the second South African to achieve that -- plus the crowd of 90 000 supporters and the fact that the Springboks have been hammered in the first two encounters against the All Blacks, will make it a really big challenge for them.