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‘Wales can turn the tables’

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Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 11 Jun 2008 at 22:46
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Wales kicking coach Neil Jenkins on Wednesday called on the team to raise their game ahead of the second Test against South Africa at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday – and said that he believed the visitors could turn the tables on the Springboks.

News24 reports that the Six Nations champions will be looking to bounce back from a 43-17 drubbing.

Jenkins said there was a real determination among the Welsh players to give a better account of themselves in the rematch with the world champions.

“That motivation is massive and we’ve seen that in training already this week,” he said on the Wales website..

“After the amount of work these guys had done leading up to the game, not to put it into play was hugely disappointing. We were very focused, yet for whatever reason it just didn’t work out.

“But it’s a two-Test series and we go again Saturday. Stuff happens in sport.

“That’s the great thing about it, you get the opportunity to put it right a week later and we’ll certainly do our best to do that.

“If we can eradicate some of the issues that were wrong in Bloemfontein, then I think we’ll be in with a good shout.

“We dropped a lot of ball and maybe offloaded when we didn’t need to, but things like that can be sorted out and put right within a week. South Africa are a world-class outfit.”


  • No they can’t & they won’t. 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.06.08 08:11:24 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • racheltjie

    They do stand a chance. It all depends on how many times Mujati gets pushed back in the scrum.

    I think Hmmm would be able to give us all the ‘facts’ of his entire S14 season. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.06.08 08:15:39 by wpw Reply
  • Wes…don’t start…

    I actually think Wales will improve this weekend…but so should the Boks…

    I’m expecting a better game from both teams really but with more or less the same outcome.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.06.08 08:34:51 by blackshark Reply

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  • I hope Percy starts this weekend. He won’t be available for the Italy game and to have him part of the squad to only play him off the bench is ridiculous.

    Jantjes and Grant can start against Italy.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.06.08 08:41:18 by wpw Reply
  • They will be better, i have no doubt.
    We will still win though

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.06.08 09:01:54 by PJLD Reply
  • Agree. Wales will be better but I thought their best chance to beat us was last weekend when the Boks would have been a bit rusty.
    Remember Butch had his kicking boots on last weekend so the margin might not have been as great if he didn’t.

    I expect us to win….maybe by 15 or so this week! Depends what team PDV picks!

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.06.08 09:17:26 by Villie Reply
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  • Comment 7, posted at 12.06.08 09:49:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Comment 8, posted at 12.06.08 10:05:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • Barry John has other ideas…


  • Comment 9, posted at 12.06.08 11:39:25 by blackshark Reply

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  • Don’t see the Wales standing a chance…the Bok’s should be looking to improve on that last performance…

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.06.08 11:52:19 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Aussie’s giving credit to the Bok pack and JDV… but lamenting how woeful the Welsh were too… on Inside Rugby a few seconds ago…

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.06.08 12:39:21 by bryce_in_oz Reply


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