Bok chances rest on accuracy and patience
Scrum time is the key to SA’s chances of gaining the upper hand against the All Blacks, says assistant coach Matt Proudfoot
Wellington — The Springboks must be accurate and patient at scrum time if they are to have any chance of beating the All Blacks in their own backyard for the first time since 2009, says Bok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot. The Boks had challenges in most areas during the deflating defeat to Australia last week and the All Blacks will present a more dangerous threat in what is expected to be a hostile environment at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. "Our accuracy must improve and we are constantly looking at putting our backs in position to attack," Proudfoot said. ‘‘Our pack has been carrying well, but theirs has been devastating and it should be an interesting battle. "Scrummaging against the All Blacks is always a concern, but I don’t look at their performance against Argentina last week and see a balance sheet. ‘‘We have more than 100 caps on each side facing each other and it is going to be exciting to watch. ‘‘We have to have the mentality of always looking to improve e...