Wales wing Alex Cuthbert is confident his side can end 15 years of hurt against South Africa when they clash at the Millennium Stadium.
Wales wing Alex Cuthbert is confident his side can end fifteen years of hurt against South Africa when they clash at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
The Cardiff Blues wing, who was part of the Welsh team that lost both Tests to the Springboks during June, believes they have a chance on Saturday.
“They are a totally different team to New Zealand,” he told Press Association Sport, with Wales set to be without Cuthbert’s wing partner George North.
“When the All Blacks have the ball you don’t know what they are going to do because they have so much quality in the forwards and backs.
“The South Africans are more direct. Their forwards love mauling and beating the other pack into submission. They will be wary of our backs, and if we get a lot of ball in hand we can do some damage. We have got the firepower to confront them, and we showed that in the summer.
“If the forwards can do the job they have been doing over the last couple of weeks, then hopefully we can get the result.
“Myself and everyone thought we were going to go on and win that game against New Zealand with 11 minutes to go. We felt they had thrown quite a lot at us and we felt we had held them out.
“You could see they were getting a bit frustrated at times, and we just needed to control the game. I would be worried if we were getting thumped by 40 points. We are there or thereabouts.”