The Springboks have made small adjustments to their preparations for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies in Brisbane, Australia.

The two sides meet at 20h00 (12h00 SA time) on Saturday at the Suncorp Stadium in the Queensland capital.


Siya Kolisi and his team mates have been training in high intensity sessions on Monday and Tuesday, with the Springbok coaches adjusting the team’s training and activity schedule in order to simulate preparations for the evening kick-off.

“Back home we always play in the late afternoon while over the next two weeks we will be playing in the evening, which obviously means that on match days the boys will be active much later in the day,” said Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick.

“As part of our preparations for the evening kick-off, we have therefore moved our practise sessions and even some gym workouts to later slots in the day.

“For instance, our field sessions started at 16h00 on both days, while Aled (Walters, SA Rugby’s Head of Athletic Performance) also took the players for a gym workout at around 19h30 on Monday.”

Following Wednesday’s training free day, the Springbok squad will go through another late afternoon session on Thursday at the Churchie Grammar School, and they then round off preparations for the week on Friday when the Captain’s Run is staged at the match venue.

The match 23 for the Test will be announced on Thursday morning (SA time).

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