“Lood understood and executed their plan and now we are looking forward to get him firing in our system,” said Proudfoot.
The Boks regrouped in Johannesburg on Sunday evening to continue with their preparations for Saturday’s Test against Australia at Emirates Airline Park and Proudfoot told the media at the team hotel at Montecasino in Johannesburg that they are looking ahead at an exciting week.
“We arrived in Johannesburg on Sunday and everyone is buzzing – we realise it’s a huge year for the Springboks and for the country,” said Proudfoot.
“This season provides us with a huge challenge, and with every challenge we realise that there are important steps along the way, and the most important step is the first one. We’ve prepared well for this Test against Australia and we are looking forward to this challenge.
“We’ve had some time together as a group and everyone is aligned on what we want to achieve. It has been very pleasing to see how the players have taken ownership during this period.”
The Springboks resumed training for Saturday’s Test with a good morning workout in the gym as well as a solid field session in the afternoon. Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, will announce the Springbok match day squad on Wednesday.
Earlier, it was announced that Aphiwe Dyantyi has returned to the Xerox Golden Lions in Johannesburg where he will undergo rehabilitation for a hamstring injury.
The injury has ruled Dyantyi out of the start of the Springboks’ 2019 Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign, which kicks off at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg against Australia on Saturday.
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