All Blacks in New Zealand always special – Van Graan

Date published: September 13 2016

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South Africa assistant coach Johann van Graan said the Boks are looking forward to the challenge of facing the in-form All Blacks on Saturday in Christchurch.

Speaking during a media briefing in Christchurch on Tuesday, Van Graan reiterated that the Springboks will be determined to improve their performance against the reigning world champions.

"We have a few strengths that we want to use and each rugby match has its own character," said Van Graan.

"You have to be able to take pressure and apply pressure and the team that is able to do that for the full 80 minutes will win the Test.

"The two rugby rivals have huge resect for each other and it’s always a special occasion when the two sides meet. Whether you on the coaching staff or playing, you want to test yourself against the best in the world and on Saturday this will be such an occasion."

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