CRAIG RAY: What the Boks must do to win on the road
'Winning on the road requires very specific management of time and mentality'
The Springboks meet the Wallabies in Brisbane this weekend and the major question, besides winning, is whether the Boks can win on the road and have they addressed reasons why they battle away from home? Since the 2015 World Cup the Boks have won only three away Tests in 15 attempts while they haven’t picked up a win in Australia for five years. The Boks have beaten the Wallabies in Australia only three times in 22 attempts this century. Next week Siya Kolisi and his team play against the All Blacks in Wellington where the Boks haven’t won since Pieter Rossouw scored a famous try in 1998. In New Zealand the Boks are winless since 2010.
It’s obviously a tough few weeks ahead for a team that has already lost three of its six Tests in 2018 and lost both matches away from home – against Wales in Washington and Argentina in Mendoza. The coming weeks and months will give an insight as to whether coach Rassie Erasmus is not only building a strong team, but a team that keeps performin...