The Springboks finally buried their Ellis Park bogey against the French with their first-ever victory against the Tricolors in Johannesburg. The 3-0 whitewash has unleashed a wave of justified praise, standing in stark contrast to the negativity that surrounded the team after the disastrous 2016 season during which the Boks won only 4 of their 12 internationals. Coach Allister Coetzee says it was a matter of self-pride; the ability was always there.
The Springboks have set themselves, as motivation for Saturday’s third and final Test against France at Ellis Park, the goal of whitewashing the French. Their chances are good given the confidence, flair and momentum with which this team is currently playing. Another factor in the Boks’ favour is the advantage of playing at Ellis Park, where altitude can have the edge in the final 20 minutes for the players used to the conditions.
Bok coach Allister Coetzee’s team for the third and final Test against France at Ellis Park on Saturday was always expected to show a few changes. First Oupa Mahoje and then Ross Cronje were ruled out in the week with concussion-related injuries. The obvious choices to replace them were the very players who substituted them last Saturday in the second Test in Durban – Jean-Luc du Preez and Francois Hougaard. The unexpected change to the side is the inclusion of Lions prop Ruan Dreyer.
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