'The Boks will pick themselves up for tomorrow’s match'

The eighth man says it’s been one of the hardest spells of his career.

FILE: Duane Vermeulen. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Springbok Duane Vermeulen says the Boks will pick themselves up from their narrow loss to New Zealand for tomorrow's world cup bronze final against Argentina.

Heyneke Meyer named his team for the match yesterday, with just two changes, Victor Matfield leads the side and Ruan Pienaar starts at scrumhalf.

The eighth man says it's been one of the hardest spells of his career.

"Everyone goes through different type of stuff and in rugby [it has been] one of the most difficult weeks. There were a couple of setbacks, you learn from those mistakes and you become a better person."