Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick.
- Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick said they’ve got everything to gain and lose from Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France in Paris.
- The French and the Springboks are meeting for the first time in the Rugby World Cup since the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final.
- The teams have different pressures to deal with ahead of what is easily the biggest quarter-final of the weekend.
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PARIS. – Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick said Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France at the Stade de France is a last-chance saloon that offers no way out for the losers.
Sunday’s game isn’t just the first Rugby World Cup game between the teams in 28 years since the sides met in the timeless semi-final at Kings Park, where the Boks won 19-15 in wet, wild, and windy conditions, but an extension of the growing rivalry between the teams.
The Boks remain the last Southern Hemisphere team to beat France at the Stade de France when they downed them in 2018.
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The French avenged this defeat in Marseille last year in a game that was tense, dramatic and thoroughly entertaining.
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