CAPE TOWN – Junior Springbok captain, Phendulani Buthelezi, says they owe it to themselves and the country to finish the World Rugby Under-20 Championship on a winning note in their third-place play-off against Argentina tomorrow.
Chean Roux’s team's semi-final defeat to France on Tuesday crashed their hopes of making the final of the international tournament for the first time since 2014 - when they suffered a one-point defeat to England.
The loss was especially disappointing considering how good the Baby Boks looked in their final pool game against New Zealand. Despite three yellow cards, the South Africans went into the semis as the only unbeaten team in the championship.
And while things have been “hard” for them since crashing out of cup contention, Buthelezi said they’re going to have to focus and stick to the plan against the hosts.