Revolting behind the scenes language shows Springboks have no respect for rugby
By Rugby Onslaught

Revolting behind the scenes language shows Springboks have no respect for rugby

If you are unsure what South Africa’s tactics are going into every match, a video came out recently that makes them a bit clearer.

A video went viral on TikTok recently of Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus delivering team talks, and without wanting to give too much away, the general synopsis is “f**k them up”.

Nienaber, Erasmus and Eben Etzebeth seemed to have one thing on their mind when talking to the rest of the team, and that was f*****g the opposition up.

Comments on the post online say what a simple game plan that is, but for a group that can basically only say three words, five max, trying to have a complicated game plan might well be a step too far.

But after a week where South Africa’s 7-1 split on the bench against the All Blacks has been criticised in some corners of the globe for not being in the spirit of the game, having a game plan to “f**k up” the opposition is surely far more disrespectful and dangerous.

Take a look at the video:

@quintonjones207 #springboks #allblacks #sarugby #rassieerasmus #rugbyworldcup #scotlandrugby #irelandrugby #rugby #rugbyunion ♬ original sound – Quinton Jones

The Boks have been in Corsica this week on a pre World Cup training camp before getting their title defence underway against Scotland next week.

Addressing the preparation for this tournament compared to the preparation for the 2019 World Cup, assistant coach Mzwandile Stick feels his side are in a better position this time round.

He said: “I think we are in a better position now to where we were in 2019. Back then we only had 18 months to prepare, and we pulled off a miracle by winning the World Cup, and that was all through belief.

“If one looks at what we have invested in our squad and the depth we’ve managed to build going into this tournament, it’s fantastic.

“That said, what we did in the past counts for nothing if we don’t pitch up and perform week in and week out in the World Cup.”