Rugby 23.6.2017 07:49 pm

Warren Whiteley: Ellis Park crowd shows Springboks faith is back

The Springboks skipper can’t wait to deliver in a ‘great atmosphere’ and is also quite keen to combine with his talented loose trio.

The speed with which the Springboks have turned around their fortunes is perhaps best reflected in Ellis Park expecting a crowd of more than 50 000 for the third and final Test against France on Saturday.

Warren Whiteley: Ellis Park crowd shows Springboks faith is back
Warren Whiteley: Ellis Park crowd shows Springboks faith is back

Warren Whiteley: Ellis Park crowd shows Springboks faith is back

The Springboks skipper can’t wait to deliver in a ‘great atmosphere’ and is also quite keen to combine with his talented loose trio.

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