Rugby 6.9.2016 02:13 pm

Proudfoot expects fired-up Wallaby pack

Matt Proudfoot during the Springbok Field training session and Media interview at Stellenbosch Academy of Sport on May 31, 2016 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Matt Proudfoot during the Springbok Field training session and Media interview at Stellenbosch Academy of Sport on May 31, 2016 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Proudfoot, a former Test front ranker, said he is expecting the Wallabies to be very competitive in all set-piece departments.

Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot on Tuesday said the South Africans are expecting a huge challenge by the Wallaby pack when the two teams meet in the third round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.

Proudfoot, a former Test front ranker, said he is expecting the Wallabies to be very competitive in all set-piece departments.

“Australian lineouts have been exceptional throughout the years and their scrums and defensive breakdowns are very good, so we know upfront it’s going to be a tough challenge,” said Proudfoot.

“Test matches are determined by small margins so we therefore have to ensure that we are accurate in our execution, in all departments.”

The Springbok match-23 to face Australia this weekend will be announced on Wednesday evening at 19h00 (SA time).

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