Bok backs get boost

Former WP coach Alan Zondagh is again helping the Springbok backline improve their attacking game.

Zondagh was first used as a consultant before the home leg of the Vodacom Tri-Nations this year.

Bok coach Jake White told The Star’s Kevin McCallum that Zondagh was just doing some more fine tuning before the squad left for the UK.

“Alan offers us something different, he gives us a new eye on the way we are doing things. It’s not that there are massive things that need fixing. I’m not saying that, at all. Alan comes in makes suggestions, he tweaks things here and there,” said White.

“I think it’s important and refreshing for me and for Allister [Coetzee] to have someone bring in new ideas, to give things a twist. He performed a similar role for us before and if I can get anyone to add value to the team, then I will not hesitate to bring them in.”

White also played down the demise of England rugby, despite the world champions being ranked sixth in the world and suffering from a string of injuries to key players.

“I’m not too sure England will be as weak as they are being made out to be,” said White. “I was looking through the team that beat us last year and they’ve lost some players. The important thing for us first up is to beat England because we haven’t done it for so long and that’s a record we want to change. It’s also important because we play them in a vital match in the World Cup in under a year’s time.”