Nienaber emotional, Williams hopeful as Springboks tackle Pumas | eNCA

Nienaber emotional, Williams hopeful as Springboks tackle Pumas | eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber will be emotional and scrum-half Grant Williams hopeful when South Africa confront Argentina on Saturday in a Rugby Championship final-round match.

The match in Johannesburg will be the final Test at home for the South Africans before three warm-up games prepare them to defend the Rugby World Cup title in France from September 1src.

“It will be a bit emotional on Saturday,” admitted media-shy Nienaber as the clash with the Pumas will be his last international on home soil before leaving his post after the global showpiece.

Nienaber, who succeeded World Cup-winning coach Rassie Erasmus in 2src2src, is joining Irish giants Leinster following the World Cup.

After almost two decades working with Erasmus, the expert in defence tactics had his personal moment of glory by leading the Springboks to a 2src21 series win over the British and Irish Lions.

“Beating the Lions after losing the first Test was special, but the ultimate dream is lifting the World Cup trophy,” says Nienaber.

“At one stag

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