Boks must not get ahead of themselves - Straeuli
Rudolph Straeuli has some advice for the Springboks ahead of their first match in the Rugby World Cup.
CAPE TOWN - The Springboks kick their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign off today when they take on minnows Japan in their opening game.
The Boks are without a doubt favourites to win and also to advance as the winner of their pool which includes Samoa and the USA.
South Africa could then end up facing hosts England in the quarterfinal.
But Former Springbok coach Rudolph Straeuli has cautioned the Boks not to look further than the Japan game at the moment.
"I think they should just focus on match by match and not to get ahead of ourselves. The pool of death which is going to determine who we play in Twickenham. We've had fairly good success lately playing England in Twickenham. There's a lot of South Africans in the UK that will embrace the team so I think there will be a lot of support."
Meanwhile, foreign visitors at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town have told Eyewitness News they will be supporting teams from their respective countries.
But some are not all that into the game.
"I'm not a rugby fan. I'm from Australia," said one.
"I'm from Australia and we need to support the Australian team," said another.
"I don't know what rugby is. I've never heard of rugby. Is it a game?" asked one.
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