KAGOSHIMA – All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the Springboks will give them opportunities the way they play the game as the teams clash in the World Cup opener in Japan on Saturday.
"There is not too much between the two teams based on recent results. Under coach Rassie Erasmus their defensive system has changed a lot," said Hansen.
"They roll the dice big-time. They're fit. To be able to roll the dice like they are they have got to be fit," he said.
Rolling the dice was his description of South Africa's tactic of having their wings rush in off their flanks in defensive plays, something, he said, the South Africans were very good at.
"You want them to roll a couple of ones rather than a pair of sixes," he said.