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Junior Boks confident for World Championship


The Junior Springboks are on their way to Argentina where they will compete for this year’s World Rugby U20 Championship.

After a few months in preparing for the competition captain Buthelezi said that they are ready to take up the challenge and express themselves on the field.

The Junior Boks were silver medalist last year in France and will want to do one better this year and get into the final.

This is not going to be an easy task with England, New Zealand and Australia looking like early favourites for the competition.

In their pool they will face Scotland, Georgia and New Zealand before the playoffs.

Everyone is very excited for the World Rugby U20 Championship,” said Buthelezi.

We worked extremely hard in South Africa, and we are now ready to get on the plane and get going over there. 

“We are aware of the long journey ahead, but the players have been exposed to the challenges of travelling before on our tour to the UK. We have also been working with our team doctor regarding the time difference, so the guys are aware of the travel strategy, and we are very excited for what lies ahead.

The Junior Boks had warm-up matches in South Africa and on their UK tour.

We prepared really well in what has been a tough four months on the training field, and we have done everything we can as players as far as our preparation is concerned,” said the talented flanker.

So it is now a matter of going out there, expressing ourselves and trying to make the country proud. 

“Our game plan is in place for our opening game against Scotland, and when we get to Argentina we will fine-tune things, and hopefully we can hit the ground running in our first game and give it our best effort.”

Coach Chean Roux was confident that his side will make it into the playoffs again to give them a chance at playing in the final.

The team had losses against Argentina and a heavy defeat against an England side who did not have most of their star players.

With no real stars in the squad one feel that they team may play be better as a unit and it is vital in a competition like this.

The Junior Boks first match will be against Scotland on the 4th June and will be broadcasted live on SuperSport

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