Rassie Erasmus showers praises on ‘amazing’ player vs France; sends warning signals to England

In particular, because they are familiar with one of Steve Borthwick’s main players intimately, South Africa asserts that they are apprehensive of England ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semifinal.

When the Springboks defeated England in the final in Japan in 2019, Aled Walters, their fitness expert, was instrumental in their victory.

Walters is now working with head coach Borthwick in the Red Rose camp.

Rassie Erasmus, the director of rugby for South Africa, said, “We know how fit Aled will have them (England) and some of our players play in the Premiership, but over and above that Steve [Borthwick] is a good coach.”

It will be a very difficult task to play a squad that is winless. Four years after their final World Cup match, the gap between the two teams appears enormous based on what we’ve seen in France thus far.

Despite being the only undefeated team still in the competition, England.

The Springboks put on an amazing performance to hand France its first home loss since March 2021 and set up a matchup with Borthwick’s team in the semifinals.

Pieter-Steph du Toit, a winger, claimed that his team was inspired by the prospect of becoming the first to win consecutive World Cups without the help of home advantage.

Only New Zealand has won back-to-back international championships, taking home the William Webb Ellis Cup in 2011 and 2015. Their very own neighborhood saw the first of those accomplishments.

Rugby Union – Rugby World Cup 2023 – Quarter Final – France v South Africa – Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France – October 15, 2023 South Africa’s Pieter-Steph du Toit celebrates with Handre Pollard after the match REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

“We’ve talked about doing back-to-back events outside of your native nation. We’ve considered that,” added Du Toit.

But we don’t want to put ourselves in a dangerous position. The semi-final matches of rugby’s World Cup are challenging contests. Either outcome is possible.

There is a brand-new coaching staff for England. They have undoubtedly altered both their playing style and. We honor them. It’s a lot of fun.

Statistically speaking, Erasmus continued, “England and South Africa are quite similar in terms of the number of tries scored and conceded as well as in terms of defense.

We are fortunate that all 33 players are healthy and should be available for selection, even though we are aware that this will undoubtedly be a close game.

Rugby history was made with South Africa’s victory over Les Bleus, which came 24 hours after another incredible match between Ireland and New Zealand at the same Paris location.

Even though Jacques Nienaber’s team outscored their opponents four tries to three, they only narrowly prevailed because they overcame the fact that Eben Etzebeth was dismissed for receiving a yellow card.

Giant lock Etzebeth scored the key point in the second half when he powered over. South Africa won with a score of 29–28.

Du Toit continued, “It’s a quick turnaround to play England again.”

The New Zealand vs. Ireland game was watched by many of the guys, and thereafter we were unable to sleep because it was so thrilling.

We had the good fortune to participate in a thrilling Test match as well.

South Africa is currently the overwhelming favorite to win the World Cup; for England to defeat them, a significant shock is required. The other matchup in the last four is between New Zealand and Argentina.The All Blacks and the current champions are expected to face off in the championship.

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