The Springboks have returned to their No 1 World Cup weapon of the past – just in case they need it in the knockout rounds of this year’s tournament in England.
Of course we’re talking about the drop goal here, a weapon often despised in New Zealand, especially after the famous 1995 World Cup victory at Ellis Park for the Boks.
This time around it was left to Bok flyhalf Handre Pollard to reveal the Boks had been putting hours of work into drop goal training under the watchful eye of former Bok flyhalf and now kicking coach Louis Koen to ensure they are well-equipped in this department.
With pressure likely to become more and more intense as the tournament goes on, a snap drop goal can do wonders for a side in “building an innings” and keeping the scoreboard ticking over.
While Morne Steyn has always been a drop kick kingpin, Pollard and Pat Lambie have been doing a lot of work to ensure they are just as accurate should the need arise