Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says that Saturday's win over New Zealand
was a result for the whole of South Africa.
The Boks stunned the rugby
world with a 36-34 win over the All Blacks in Wellington and it was a result
that South African rugby fans needed after a disappointing few weeks.
Few had given the Boks any chance of a win and speaking after the match on
Saturday, Erasmus praised his charges.
"The boys knew they were playing for their whole country," he said.
"When you lose two games like we did in the previous ones, it's always
nice to win but when you come here and beat New Zealand, it's even nicer.
"We could have lost the game in the last minute, but the guys stuck in there
and played for our country ... that's satisfying."
The Boks scored five tries in the match, but it was their defensive effort
of 235 tackles that really stood out.
"I don't know how we scored all those tries ... they've got one of the best
defensive systems in the world and we had no ball and scored all those
tries," Erasmus said.
"That's a positive for the attack, but the defence was just awesome. I think
the guys are starting to trust the system and get used to Jacque's (Nienaber)
"There are a lot of things that we did wrong, but at the end we pulled it
"We're not getting carried away, but we're really happy for us and for our
country as well."
The Boks have the week off before preparing for their next clash against
Australia in Port Elizabeth on 29 September.
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