Rassie Erasmus expresses dissatisfaction with Springboks performance

Springboks Secure Victory Against Wales, But Erasmus Sees Room for Improvement

Despite a convincing 41-13 win against Wales at Twickenham, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus expressed that the team’s performance was not flawless. A dominant second-half display allowed the Springboks to overcome a narrow halftime margin, ultimately securing the victory.

Erasmus acknowledged the team’s errors and aspects of their game that didn’t fully click, emphasizing that this was just the beginning of their journey with new coaches and debuting players. He highlighted the team’s effort and intensity as positive takeaways, recognizing that it will take time for everything to come together smoothly.

The coach emphasized the significance of achieving their goal of winning the match and noted the promising performances of the debuting players. Erasmus also pointed out specific areas for improvement, such as dominating collisions and minimizing conceded tries, as the team prepares for the upcoming Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland and Portugal.

The match served as a valuable opportunity to assess the team’s capabilities, especially with some players unavailable due to ineligibility or suspension. Erasmus praised the young players who stepped up and performed admirably in the absence of more experienced teammates.

The Springboks medical team will evaluate any injuries sustained during the match before the team’s return to South Africa on Monday. The final squad for the Castle Lager Incoming Series will be determined after considering injuries within the Vodacom Bulls camp as well.

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