RWC: What time is kick off for Springboks v Ireland?
The Springboks will next be in action for a blockbuster World Cup pool game against Ireland. Make sure you take note of kick-off time.
The Springboks will make the journey from Bordeaux to Paris on Monday where they will begin their preparations for Saturday’s round-three RWC clash against Ireland.
Currently, the Boks are just one log point behind Ireland in Pool B, with the winner of this weekend’s match likely to finish top of the group.
It’s sure to be a cracking clash at the Stade de France, with kick off on Saturday at 9pm.
SPRINGBOKS IN SEARCH OF PERFECTION
Nienaber said one of the areas they would look to improve on before facing Ireland in Paris on Saturday, 23 September, was finishing their opportunities on attack.
“Cobus (Reinach) and Makazole (Mapimpi) scored three tries and Grant (Williams) two, among the tries we scored,” said Nienaber after Sunday’s one-sided clash against Romania.
“But there were also a few we missed, so we’ll have a look at that and try to fix it when we return to the field on Tuesday.”
As the Boks’ defence guru, Nienaber praised the team for their tenacious defence to deny Romania a single point in the match.
“We gave Romania a lot of attention from a defensive point of view this week, and we worked really hard to ensure we were well prepared for them,” he said. “The players put good intensity and effort into that area of the game, and I’m pleased with that.”
INJURY WORRY FOR BOKS
Vincent Koch suffered an injury in the warm-up, which saw him being withdrawn from the match-day squad and Frans Malherbe being drafted onto the replacements’ bench, with Trevor Nyakane starting at tighthead.
Nienaber said: “He hobbled off in the warm-up and we think it’s his knee. But I have no idea how bad it is. The doctor will assess the injuries tonight and we’ll have a better idea later.”