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De Jongh : Springboks face massive Rugby Championship task




South African centre Juan de Jongh says that the Springboks will face a huge challenge when they face Australia’s Wallabies on Saturday at Suncorp Stadium in the Rugby Championship.

Olympic Rugby Sevens Bronze medal winner De Jongh says the Boks are under no illusion as to the massive task that lies ahead in Brisbane.

“When you come to Australia to play rugby here its’ never an easy match, doesn’t matter whether it’s Super Rugby or a Test match,” said De Jongh.

“We know they are going to be a very difficult opponent on Saturday, not only because of what is at stake but because of the way they play the game.

“We will all have to work extremely hard and cut out those individual mistakes if we want to get a result on Saturday. I believe we have to turn the tables on them if we want to get the ball rolling again because in this competition you don’t get many chances.”

The Bok centre added he is absolutely delighted to be back in the Springbok fold again after he represented Team SA in Sevens at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

“The Olympics is a once in a lifetime experience, and it gave me an opportunity to be part of something really special. However, that’s now behind me and I am really looking forward to making a great contribution while I’m with the Springboks, either by playing or coming off the bench if I’m selected, or just performing team duties off the field,” said De Jongh.

The Springbok team to face the Wallabies on Saturday at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane will be announced on Wednesday.

The Bookmakers have Australia to beat South Africa by five points.

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