NAGOYA – Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, said the Springboks will not take their next Rugby World Cup match, against Namibia, lightly and emphasised that the South Africans can't afford to lose any more encounters in Japan.
Erasmus rotated the Bok squad for this 'African derby', which will be the second RWC encounter ever between South Africa and Namibia.
“Every match is a must-win game for us now and we are treating this match with the same level of preparation as we did New Zealand last week,” said Erasmus.
“This is a Springbok team that is hungry to play and show what they can do and the majority of them have had the chance to play as a combination together a couple of times this season.
“They’ve got an important job to do: you always lose momentum in a defeat and we need to regain that with a victory and a strong performance.”