Springbok captain Siya Kolisi backs the team’s regular game plan to do what is necessary against Argentina win the Rugby Championship at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Saturday evening (kick-off 5:05 p.m.).
The Boks have always played a somewhat conservative, kicking-based game plan, which some people say has held the team back from reaching greater heights.
They could be aiming for a big bonus points result to win the Rugby Championship on Saturday, if the All Blacks pick up a good bonus points win over the Wallabies themselves, which would mean the Boks would have to score plenty of tries against the Argentina, which Kolisi believes they can do.
“Nothing will change our game plan. We will always play the way we play. We will always follow the same systems as when we faced the British and Irish Lions and in the World Cup,” Kolisi said.
“So that won’t change, we may have to achieve different goals than what we had to achieve and that’s the most important thing. We’re not changing our plan because of the situation, but we’re watching and let’s play what’s in front of us.
Kolisi is also delighted with the current unpredictability of the Rugby League this season, with each team delivering stunning results which kept the competition fully open until the final round.
“It’s a good thing for rugby that you suddenly have four teams that can win the competition before the final round,” Kolisi said.
“I think rugby is getting more and more competitive and that’s attracting the fans because nobody knows who’s going to win that day. I think that’s good for the sport and helps it develop in the whole world.
Kolisi expects an extremely competitive match and believes Argentina have nothing to change as both teams will do everything to win no matter what happens in the day’s other game.
“I don’t think much is going to change in their mindset. The way they played against us, their scrums went well and they probably would have worked hard on their mauls. They have a lot of energy, with their offloading game, which they will be looking to do,” Kolisi said.
“But they’re probably sitting in the hotel saying that for the first time in their history they have a chance to win this trophy.
“I always say that I think we are similar countries in many ways. We love playing against Argentina because they are not stupid, they give 100% and then they have a drink with us because ‘we get on very well.
Kolisi added: “They have a coach who is capable of picking them up and who understands the game very well. We have the same on our side. So I think the final will be close for both teams no matter what. tomorrow morning between Australia and New Zealand.