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#RWC2015: Boks search for redemption, face Samoa this afternoon

After an embarrassing loss to Japan last week, the pressure is on to turn the team's campaign around.

FILE. The Springboks versus Japan in their opening match at the 2015 Rugby World Cup on 19 September, 2015. Picture: Twitter @rugbyworldcup.

JOHANNESBURG - The Springboks will be looking for redemption this afternoon when they take on Samoa in their second Rugby World Cup match.

After South Africa's embarrassing loss to Japan a week ago, the pressure is on Coach Heyneke Meyer to turn the team's campaign around.

Today's match against Samoa offers the Boks a chance for redemption.

After the harsh backlash that followed the team's loss to Japan, a victory over Samoa in Birmingham will put South Africa's World Cup campaign back on track.

The pressure is on the two-time champions, with Meyer making eight changes for the match.

Jean de Villiers and his men will certainly know that the pressure is on them after New Zealand, Australia, England and France picked up victories in their opening matches.

Kick-off is at 17:45 this afternoon.

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