'Don't give the All Blacks any space!'

By Hilda Van Dyk
24 October 2015

YOU asked a few South Africans who'd won semifinal tickets in a Coca-Cola competition what they thought is the best route for the Springboks to make it to the final.

If ever in their lives the Springboks wanted to win a game, today is the day! In only a few hours our boys will take on the New-Zealanders in a semifinal match at Twickenham in London.

Of course everyone has an opinion when it comes to what they should do. YOU asked a few South Africans who'd won semifinal tickets in a Coca-Cola competition what they thought is the best route to success. The winners and their partners won a five-day stay in London thanks to the beverage giant, one of the Rugby World Cup sponsors.

Rico Wannenburg of Pretoria jokes the Springboks shouldn't be threatened by the Kiwi's Haka. "The men should defend and be sharp. I think the score is going to be 24-18," he adds.

When his wife, Paula, asked him in whose favor his score is, he responds, "Parra, you are looking for trouble. You are walking home."

Paula feels the Springboks must play rugby "not this kick-kick they do. That is soccer. Play proper rugby".

Fred Schutte of Johannesburg believes the key to success lies in the Springboks' defense. "Don't give the All Blacks any space."

Sannelie Posthumus of Riversdal says the Springboks must be quick at the breakdown so the All Blacks can't steal the ball.

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