6 Aug 2022

Sports writer Simnikiwe Xabanisa on the Springboks

From Māpuna, 12:39 pm on 6 August 2022

The pressure on the All Blacks leading into Sunday morning's test match in South Africa is well known but what's the atmosphere like among the Springboks and their supporters? Sports writer Simnikiwe Xabanisa has covered the Boks for 20 years and he says the team often play at their best when they're underdogs. But what's his view now that New Zealand is seen as the side less likely to win? And how are the Springboks faring under the leadership of Siya Kolisi and the efforts to transform the racial make-up of the national team?