Second-row Lood de Jager is one of South African world champions reinstated in the starting 15 to face Wales on Saturday in Cape Town. After a victory over the Springboks (32-29) in Pretoria, the Welsh equalized last week by winning a historic victory (13-12) in Bloemfontein. The third match is of paramount importance to win the series between the two nations.
For the second line Lood de Jager, this meeting constitutes a valuable experience in view of the defense of the title of world champion in France next year.
A valuable test for the 2023 World Cup
“ In these big games it is always important to dominate physically, it is the key to the result, and we don’t expect anything else.assured De Jager on Wednesday. For us, it’s a final. The series is at stake and the Welsh have to suffer the same. We have big games coming up this year and next year it’s good for us to get used to pressure games like these. »
One of the failures targeted by the Boks is their inefficiency on balls carried well defended by the Welsh.
” The effort in the last two games was good, but I think we can be a bit more disciplined and be more effective in getting a scoreboard advantage, judged De Jager. These are the little things we need to be mindful of. »