Boks won’t change their game plan for the Argentina clash

DURBAN, South Africa: South Africa will know exactly what they need to do to lift the Rugby Championship trophy before kick-off against Argentina in Durban on Saturday, but loose striker Pieter-Steph du Toit says whatever his mission, the game plan will remain the same.

The Springboks are tied with New Zealand on 14 points at the top of the table, with the All Blacks due to host Australia in Auckland on Saturday morning.

New Zealand have a +41 point difference and the Boks +28, which gives the former an advantage and could leave Du Toit’s side needing to chase tries, but he says no matter what they will stick to their game plan.

“We will know before kick-off exactly what we need to do, and even if winning five points changes, we won’t change our plan much,” said Du Toit, who missed the 36-20 win in Argentina at the weekend. -end last. reporters on Wednesday.

“There are things we need to improve from last week and we are working hard to make sure we are better in those departments.”

The Boks expect another physical battle from Argentina and will be wary of their visitors, who beat the All Blacks 25-18 in Christchurch earlier this season. They also beat the Boks in Durban 37-25 in Durban 2015, their only victory in South Africa.

“They have a dangerous pack that plays to their strengths, and they’re not afraid to do the dirty work and try to intimidate the opposition,” he said.

“They’re proud of their set phases and they’re trying to take penalties out of it. That said, we’re in a good position as a team, our confidence is in place and we’re in a good position to try and win eventually. the competition. “