AUCKLAND – South Africa have been hard at work in New Zealand in preparation for next Saturday’s Test against Argentina's Pumas in the high altitude conditions of Salta.
The Boks concluded their training camp in New Zealand with a final field session at the Ponsonby Rugby Club ground in Auckland on Friday morning.
SA Rugby’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, explained the Springboks’ decision to remain in New Zealand, and also confirmed that they had achieved what they set out to do.
“We chose to stay behind in Auckland (after the Wellington Test) mainly for two reasons,” said Erasmus.
“Firstly, it was to cut down on the amount of travelling time between New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.