DURBAN – Former Sharks coach John Plumtree says it has been encouraging to see the Springboks playing a more adventurous brand of rugby under the guidance of coach Rassie Erasmus.
The Springboks kicked off the Erasmus era with a 2-1 series win over England in June, but are now set to face an even closer examination during the upcoming Rugby Championship.
Plumtree, who is set to become the Hurricanes' head coach, said it would be especially important for the Boks to establish self-belief in winning away from home.
“It's one thing to beat an England team at the end of their season and another to play the All Blacks in New Zealand and the Wallabies in Australia,” he told SARugbymag.co.za.
“Mental preparation will be important for the Boks, as they will need to believe they can win away from home.”