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RUGBY WORLD CUP: Primed And Prepared, South Africa Arrive In France For World Cup Defence

Since beating New Zealand at Twickenham ten days in the past, the World Champions have been coaching on the island of Corsica. However they’ve completed with their preperation work and on Saturday they took an in a single day ferry to Toulon, the place they are going to be based mostly for the preliminary elements of the match.

Chatting with the media on arrival, coach Jacques Nienaber mentioned: “We had an awesome ferry journey, which was a singular expertise for the workforce, and we’re thrilled to lastly be in Toulon for the World Cup.

“It was an in a single day journey, so the gamers managed to get good relaxation and we are actually formally in World Cup mode.

“We ticked the packing containers we needed to from a coaching perspective in Corsica and we’ll return to the sphere raring to go on Tuesday.

“It feels surreal to be right here. We’ve been working towards this purpose for 4 years and we are actually formally one week away from enjoying our first match.

“There’s lots of pleasure within the group and the workforce is totally aligned when it comes to what now we have to do if we need to achieve success in France.”

SA open their World Cup marketing campaign in every week, once they deal with Pool B rivals, Scotland, the fifth ranked workforce on the planet, at Stade de Marseille.

“We mentioned from the outset that we’d strategy the match one match at a time, and the exhausting work behind the scenes to organize for the Scotland conflict began in Corsica already,” added Nienaber.

“They’re ranked fifth on the planet, and we all know what they’re able to, so it’s important that we hit the bottom operating from our first coaching session.

“Fortuitously, the gamers are used to the warmth and humidity after coaching in these situations in Corsica, so we’re happy with our preparations and might’t wait to start the match.”



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