‘It felt like we were chasing ghosts,’ says Springbok Kitshoff

‘It felt like we were chasing ghosts,’ says Springbok Kitshoff

AUCKLAND – Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff told the South African media on Sunday that “it felt like we were chasing ghosts for 2src minutes” after a 35-2src Rugby Championship mauling in New Zealand.

A brilliant start by the All Blacks saw them score two tries and 17 points in as many minutes against the error-strewn Rugby World Cup title-holders in Auckland on Saturday.

South Africa are renowned as set-piece maestros, but all they did in the opening quarter was concede penalties, miss tackles, and lose lineout, breakdown and aerial battles.

The Sunday Times quoted veteran Kitshoff saying “the All Blacks pride themselves on the way they attack, but to attack you need a good set piece.

“There are a lot of lessons for us, especially when it comes to set-piece defence,” said the champion at the last World Cup,

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