Liam Williams Springboks will rely on pack against Wales

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YOKOHAMA –South Africa standoff Handre Pollard believes his team’s backs have the pace and skill to trouble Wales in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup semifinal — if they can get the ball off their forward teammates for long enough.

South Africa faces Wales at International Stadium Yokohama for a place in the World Cup final, with the Springboks having made it to the last four thanks in large part to the power of their formidable pack.

Another bruising forward effort in last Sunday’s 26-3 quarterfinal win over Japan meant South Africa’s backs were reduced to virtual observers for large parts of the game, but Pollard is happy to see more of the same on Sunday if it takes his team past Wales and into a first World Cup final since 2007.

“We’ve got that threat loaded, but if your boys are mauling and handling the set piece like our boys are at the moment, you’re not going to stop them,” Pollard said Friday. “You’re not going to fix something that’s not broken or change anything.

“It’s no secret, the set-piece battle coming on Sunday. I’m sure it will be tougher handling it this week compared to last week. But as a flyhalf, you just let the boys go. Just keep them going forward. It’s my responsibility

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