The Springboks are determined to make the nation and their fans proud as they seek the rugby championship title in the final match of the competition against Argentina at Durban’s Kings Park Stadium on Saturday.
The Boks last won the tournament in 2019 and, with the team that drew 14 log points with New Zealand entering the series’ closing match on Saturday, they will know exactly how many log points and by what point margin. they need to win to take the title when they take the field.
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Star Sharks winger Makazole Mapimpi knows the ground well having played rugby in Durban since 2018 and is excited about the prospect of fighting for the title in front of a sold out stadium that would make a series triumph even more special.
“It is very important for us as a team and for the fans to win the competition and see things go together. We have played a few away games and it is good to be back and have a chance to win the rugby championship, so we are looking forward to it. arrive on Saturday, “Mapimpi said.
Mapimpi admitted that Argentina’s physicality was their great weapon and that their strong forward play laid the foundation for their exciting defenders, who posed an equally challenging threat.
“As with their forwards, their backs are physical, and that’s something we will have to try to match in the game. For us we have to make things personal and we have to give our best, “said Mapimpi.
All or nothing
With an all or nothing match, there would normally be a lot of pressure on the team, especially with the high expectations that SA fans and experts have on the team, however Mapimpi believes the match is just another day in the office.
“I wouldn’t say there’s pressure on the team, we’re just doing our job. There are still many things we need to work on and we will do it this week, ”said Mapimpi.
The All Blacks v Wallabies game will start on Saturday morning at 9:05 am (SA time), with the Boks v Pumas game starting at 17:05.