he Springboks were drawn with holders New Zealand and Italy at the Rugby World Cup 2019 live Online & Pool Allocation Draw, which took place in Kyoto, Japan on Wednesday.
South Africa is one of five teams in pool B for the 2019 tournament, which will take place in Japan in two years’ time.
That looks increasingly feasibly to prove a key game-tilter in South Africa’s next gigantic clash with New Zealand, at Yokohama on September 21 in the early pool phase of the World Cup.
Just over a year ago, it would have been understandable for many observers – in either country – to scoff at the notion that place-kicking proficiency might be the pivotal factor in determining the scoreboard situation upon final whistle between these foes. Watch All Blacks vs Springboks Rugby live stream online
Up to that point, the All Blacks had gone through an extended period of very noticeable mastery over their time-honored fierce rivals – to the extent that points achieved off the tee often had desperately little relevance.
The now 32-year-old had landed some important, notably long-range goals early in the Tri-Nations-deciding encounter at Hamilton in 2009 (SA edged it 32-29) and he offers something no current All Black is especially renowned for the ability to bang the ball over the crossbar from 55-60 meters or occasionally even more.
The All Blacks host a crowd of blindside flankers that will soon disperse as the squad is set to get cut down
After Vaea Fifita tried to impress against the Pumas, Shannon Frizell can show he shouldn’t be cut on Saturday against the Springboks.
The Springboks found Cheslin Kolbe on the right who chipped over for Jantjies, who caught the ball to score his third try in just his second test for South Africa.