A golden opportunity for Wales

2014-11-29 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Former All Black coach John Mitchell says today will present the best opportunity for Wales to beat the Springboks.

Wales face a somewhat depleted South African side today, as the Boks are without a few of their overseas-based stars.

Mitchell, via a column on the ESPNscrum website, said now is the best time for Wales to finally break their duck against one of the southern hemisphere giants.

He wrote: “Wales will be desperate for a Springbok scalp on Saturday and won’t have a better opportunity to beat South Africa, who are without their overseas-based players.

“If Wales beat an understrength Springbok team on Saturday, Gatland will need to be very careful how he communicates the outcome to his players and stakeholders alike. He can’t afford for them to get too carried away.

“In saying that, beating a top southern hemisphere side, at last, and breaking through that mental barrier, would do wonders for Wales’s confidence heading into a World Cup year.”

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