When are the Springboks next in action, and against who?
The Springboks are expected to make a host of changes to their matchday 23 for their next Rugby World Cup game in Pool B.
The Springboks successfully began the defence of their Rugby World Cup crown with a good win over Scotland on Sunday night.
Considering their are still tough group matches to come against Ireland and Tonga, this was an important result for the Springboks, although they may lament not being able to wrap up a bonus-point try.
The Boks will now regroup before beginning preparation to face Romania in their second pool match in Bordeaux on Sunday, 17 September.
That clash kicks off at 15:00, and the coaches are expected to make a number of rotational changes to the team.
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With Scotland being limited to only one penalty goal for their efforts in the hot and humid Marseille conditions, coach Jacques Nienaber praised the effort by his charges in that department.
“Defence is beautiful for me,” said Nienaber. “All credit to Scotland. They play with great speed and innovation on attack, so we had to be really sharp to cut out their options.
“The players worked very hard off and on the field this past week to keep them at bay.”
Commenting on the effective Springbok scrum, captain Siya Kolisi said: “It was quite clear we didn’t start the way we normally start, and at half time we agreed that we should be better because the set pieces are very important for us.”
On the injury front Nienaber revealed that lock Eben Etzebeth had suffered a shoulder injury, but he said they would only know the extent of the injury following a thorough medical assessment.
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