Blitzboks put Dubai behind them and focus on Cape Town

“We also made too many high tackles that led to penalties and opportunities to the opposition. We have to go in lower with our tackles this weekend.

“Overall‚ the defensive line needs to be better and we have to work harder to get the ball back.

“The first four games in Dubai were not up to standard and although we lost (in extra time) against Fiji‚ we did a lot right.

“We’ve had this week to build on that and we have been talking about being patient and using the opportunities we created.

“We battled to get enough possession‚ especially against England and made a lot of dumb decisions‚ which gave the ball to the opposition. We have to look after the ball better.”

The Blitzboks have not won in Cape Town for two years but Kok believes that only serves to focus their minds this weekend‚ especially after falling 10 log points behind Dubai winners NZ at this early stage of the campaign.

“We need to do well in Cape Town and the support we get here will be key. We need the whole country behind us‚” Kok said.

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