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Boks face massive challenge – Meyer

Johannesburg – The Springboks arrived in Perth on Sunday, ahead of their third Test in the Rugby Championship against Australia at Paterson's Stadium on Saturday.

The 27-man squad departed South Africa late Saturday evening and arrived in the Western Australian capital on Sunday afternoon.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer. Credit: Gallo Images

Francois Louw, who played for Bath in England on Saturday, will join the squad on Monday.

Following three days of hard training in Johannesburg, it was decided to give the players some time to recuperate and adjust to the new time zone and will have a flush out session in the gym on Monday before returning to training on Tuesday.

“The challenge that lies ahead is a massive one,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“We've not beaten Australia in our last four matches and have won only one out of our last seven encounters against them.

“I have a lot of respect for Robbie Deans' coaching and they have a very good squad.

“We also realise we were not good enough against Argentina in Mendoza and we have to improve a lot if we are going to be competitive on Saturday, but we are excited and looking forward to the Test.” – Sapa

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