#RWC2015: Boks take on Wales in ‘biggest game’ since 2011

The build up to the biggest game in Bok rugby since 2011, against Wales later today, has been a busy affair.

FILE. Power play Damian de Allende shows his skills to storm over for the opening try in the Springboks vs USA game on 07 October, 2015. Picture: Twitter @rugbyworldcup.

LONDON - The build up to the biggest game in Springbok rugby since the 2011 World Cup, today's quarterfinal against Wales, has been a comprehensive, busy affair.

But, what's it like being on the ground with the team and bringing you those stories as part of a big media contingent from all over the world?

The week of media coverage has been fascinating and from a Springbok point of view, it's been largely bookended by two more amusing instances - perhaps highlighting that this isn't any old test week.

We had Eben Etzebeth, who while fixing a death stare on a New Zealand comedian, called an apparent likeness to Ali G 'a stupid question'.

While Petrus Fourie du Preez, a genius on a rugby field but not so comfortable behind the microphone, had this reply to a flippant inquiry about betting on his team.

"It's not the best question I've ever had, so…"

We had referees being praised. What? Coaches getting hot under the collar when being asked about their futures, faulty microphones, Wi-Fi and more.

Yes, these are extraordinary times for sure, both in world rugby but more importantly Springbok rugby…

And it will all be covered by the contingent of South African media, who have become experts in fare-splitting, train table-deciphering and attaining waist-belt equilibrium, thanks to miles walked, off-setting their unhealthy tour diets.

A valiant effort.

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