17 Jul 2010

Springboks to lift intensity after Auckland flop

8:30 am on 17 July 2010

The Springbok lock Victor Matfield says a slight lift in intensity should help them get back into the Tri-Nations title hunt when they face a resurgent All Blacks in Wellington tonight.

The World Cup holders were outmuscled, placed under constant pressure and struggled to match the All Blacks' high-octane game plan during their 32-12 thrashing in the opening match last week in Auckland.

Matfield says the All Blacks did a lot of things right, the Springboks were about 97 per cent and a team one or two percent off its game means it'll get smashed.

He says the Springboks won'tt alter their tactics and will look to play in the All Blacks' territory and accumulate points through pressure.