News24.com | Bok lock Lood eagerly awaiting Rugby Championship ‘final’: You want those big games

News24.com | Bok lock Lood eagerly awaiting Rugby Championship ‘final’: You want those big games
  • Springbok lock Lood de Jager says they are hungry to win the Rugby Championship outside of a World Cup year.
  • The only times New Zealand have relinquished the Rugby Championship since 2src12 was in 2src15 to Australia and in 2src19 to South Africa.
  • The Springboks likely need to beat Argentina convincingly at Kings Park to make the Rugby Championship dream happen.

In Durban

Springbok lock Lood de Jager may have been to two Rugby World Cups, one of which he’s won, but he’s never been in a team that’s won the Rugby Championship outside of a World Cup year.

The trophy has generally been New Zealand’s property in those years and should the Springboks comfortably beat Argentina in Saturday’s crunch game at Kings Park, they’ll clinch the trophy.

That will be easier said than done as they still need to see how the Australia/New Zealand game in Auckland will determine the effort the Boks need to put

…. to be continued
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