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News24.com | Bok coach happy with pressure, but done with ‘irritating’ off-field noises: We’ve got nothing to hide

  • Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber is more than happy to cope with rugby-related pressures, but is fed up with off-the-field noises.
  • The Boks have had off-the-field issues they’ve needed to contend with in the past two weeks.
  • Nienaber’s side faces Argentina in a must-win Rugby Championship game at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

In Durban

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber said they were more than happy to cope with rugby-related pressures, but added the off-field noises were ‘irritating’.

The Boks, who will face Argentina in what will be a Rugby Championship deciding game at Kings Park on Saturday, have had to weather off-the-field storms in the past two weeks.

One of those storms has robbed them of pivot Elton Jantjies, an absence that’s necessitated Frans Steyn to have a first start at 1src in more than 14 years.

READ | Why Bok coach opted against Elton Jantjies return: ‘It would have been unfair’

As world champions, the Boks have a clear idea of how to deal with pressure on the field. What has

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