South Africa does not let the uncertainty about the future of the Rugby Championship affects them before the second clash on Saturday against Argentina. This is how the captain holds it Springbok, Siya Kolisi, in the preview of the match that the two teams will hold in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The duel for the second date will be on Saturday and can be seen live at 11.30 a.m. ESPN 2.
On Sunday, Cougars and Springboks they had to share a charter flight to Australia for the next stage of the competition. However, the organizers are now fighting for an alternate venue to complete the Rugby Championship after New Zealand said Friday that they would not house the Springboks next month, they wouldn’t even travel to play in Australia next week.
Reports suggest that the remainder of the competition could be played in the UK, while SA Rugby also offered to host all four teams, with experience having hosted the British & Irish Lions tour tour that ended at early this month.
“We cannot control everything, but tomorrow is played and we are very happy and looking forward to the game,” he said. Kolisi to journalists. “That is the most important thing right now. Argentina he probably thinks the same: whatever happens, tomorrow we are guaranteed to play. “
He said the team’s preference would be to stay in South Africa, but added that they will go wherever the matches are: “There are already two teams here. We would love to stay here and play, but we will also play wherever we touch,” Kolisi said.
Kolisi said the team’s desire to play overrides any concerns they may have over a lengthy quarantine. “We missed a whole year of rugby, so right now we will do whatever it takes to keep playing.. We do not know what will happen to this virus in the future, so we are grateful for the time we have, “said third line captain Bok.
“We are in a very privileged position. At this time when people are losing so much, including their jobs, we can still play. We cannot make excuses and complain, “he concluded.