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'Boks will celebrate Heritage Day by beating Samoa'

The team will be having their own get-together in England today.

FILE: Heyneke Meyer. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says the team will commemorate Heritage Day by beating Samoa on Saturday.

The team will be having their own get-together in England today to celebrate the national holiday while they prepare for their crunch World Cup game against Samoa.

Back home, many South Africans mark the day by putting a chop or two on the braai to honour the 'Braai 4 Heritage' celebrations.

But with the nation down in the dumps after last weekend's loss to Japan, Meyer says they want to lift the mood of the country and win again.

"It's definitely a big day and we are going to do something special, but as a coach you think 24/7 just about rugby. It's a great day in South African history, and I think the most special thing we can do is give a great performance on Saturday."

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