NAGOYA – Elton Jantjies does not believe South Africa need to change their approach for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup Pool B encounter with minnows Namibia in Toyota City, they simply need to execute their plans better instead.
The Springboks lost their opener 23-13 to New Zealand in Yokohama, a game in which they had the greater territory and possession, but not the precision to hurt the defending champions.
Coach Rassie Erasmus is likely to field a much-changed line-up for the African Derby, with Jantjies taking over from Handre Pollard at flyhalf as key players are rested ahead of a crunch meeting with Italy on Oct. 4.
Jantjies has spent the last five seasons playing for Japanese club NTT Shining Arcs and so feels more at home than most in the Bok set-up.
"What we need to improve are actually the things we are usually good at, like our kicking game, defence and aerial skills, all things that we have really developed a lot over the last two years," Jantjies told reporters in Nagoya on Tuesday.