Kabamba Floors will be the Springboks’ fetcher against England on Saturday, even though Jake White insists he doesn’t need one.
The Boks have been murdered at the breakdown so far on tour, with White refusing to select a specialist fetcher. However, the Bok coach appears to have had a change of heart by selecting Floors for the final Test of the season.
The Cheetahs flank says he knows what is expected of him when he makes his Test debut.
“My job on Saturday will be to slow down the English ball, which will hopefully give the backs more time to get their defensive alignment right,” he told The Star’s Jaques van der Westhuyzen. “It’s going to be a big challenge because the conditions are different to what I’m used to, the game is a bit slower, the ball is more slippery and the contests more physical.”
Floors said he would prefer to wear the No 6 jersey, but was happy to play No 8 if it would benefit the team.
“All I want to do is get a chance and show I can compete at this level,” he added. “I don’t want to put any pressure on any coach, or on myself. If I can continue playing the way I did in the Currie Cup, I’ll be happy.”