BUENOS AIRES – The two Tests against Argentina, starting with Saturday’s challenging encounter in Salta, will provide the Springboks with more opportunities to prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, assistant coach Matt Proudfoot said in Buenos Aires on Monday.
The Springboks assembled in the Argentine capital at the weekend after completing a week of training in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Pumas host the Springboks in the high altitude of Salta this weekend in the final Test of the truncated Castle Lager Rugby Championship, and the two teams then play each other a week later in Pretoria.
The Springboks have a one-point advantage over the All Blacks at the top of the Rugby Championship standings after a bonus-point win over the Wallabies in Johannesburg and a thrilling comeback draw with New Zealand in Wellington.
Proudfoot said the South Africans have their feet firmly planted on the ground, and they will not get ahead of themselves as they build towards Saturday’s match.