Boks do rain dance

The Springboks are hoping it rains during Saturday’s Test against the French at Newlands.

The French would have been alarmed by the foul weather that enveloped Cape Town on Wednesday morning.

The rain has been coming down heavily since Tuesday evening, and the forecast is grey for the rest of the week.

The French will be hoping for a clear day so that there potent backline will be uninhibited on attack. The Boks, however, have a new centre combination in De Wet Barry and Wynand Olivier, and will keep things as simple as possible.

“We are not expecting rain on Saturday afternoon, and it should be a great game and spectacle for the crowd here at Newlands,” WP president Rob Wagner told

The weather forecast for the game is partly cloudy, and temperatures are expected to reach a moderate 19C. But as any Capetonian will tell you, don’t go to the bookies with that information, as the Mother City’s climate does tend to change erratically.

Jake White has stated that a wet game will favour the Boks, as their forwards should be able to dominate the French pack.

“In Paris last year, we let ourselves down,” White said, “but at Newlands we need to take charge in the forwards to have a chance of winning the match.”

By Jon Cardinelli