Boks: We can beat the All Blacks

The two teams go head-to-head in the World Cup semifinals in Twickenham on Saturday.

FILE: Schalk Burger: Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

LONDON - Loose forward Schalk Burger says that there's a real belief in the Springbok camp that they can beat the All Blacks at Twickenham tomorrow in the Rugby World Cup semifinal.

Much of the theme in the build-up to the game has been about the invincibility of the All Blacks and whether teams fear playing them.

The last three games between the two countries have been very tight affairs, with points differences of 4, 2 and 7.

Burger says they take heart from knowing this.

"I think Richard McCaw has won more Test matches than I have. It's pretty hard to compete against guys who never seem to lose. Again, I think they are a great side, but within our team there's a quiet belief that we have put them under pressure in the past."

On Wednesday, Heyneke Meyer called this All Blacks team the best to ever play the game and Burger agrees.

Julian Savea has been one of the stars of the tournament so far, and Burger hopes his team mates take care of him long before he has to.

"Julian never runs at me; that would be mildly terrifying, to say the least. Hopefully Jacob Peterson can keep him quiet."

He says they know what's key to beating the All Blacks.

"They put you under pressure more than any team in the world. The times that we have beaten them, it starts with our defence, trying to not let them get tempo on the ball, trying to slow down their ball, but then create a lot of opportunities against them."

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen joked on Thursday that the Boks wanted to "tear the heads off the All Blacks".

To that Burger responded by saying, "Well, not at the moment, maybe tomorrow. But again, it's a physical game and we pride ourselves on that, so do they. We have different styles but it's pretty similar. We both want to go out and play rugby and I think that's what makes it such an exciting game."

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