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Springboks Gear Up to Face Tonga in Decisive World Cup Pool Game

Published September 27, 2023
9 months ago

The South African National Rugby Team, popularly known as the Springboks, hit the training ground running on Tuesday, gearing up for their pivotal last Pool B match against Tonga in the ongoing Rugby World Cup, slated for October 1, in Marseille.

This exercise comes off the back of a disappointing 13-8 defeat by Ireland last Saturday, 23rd September, that set the Springboks trailing four points behind the leading team in the pool. With their sights firmly set on redemption and energizing their campaign, the Springboks underscore the importance of a bonus point victory in their upcoming match against Tonga.

The weight of the defeat leaves the South African side with an uphill task in their quest to top Pool B. Ireland, the current leaders, are set to play their last pool game against Scotland a week later, on October 7th.

Tonga, however, comes into Sunday's game yet to taste victory in their first two games, making the South Africa-Tonga clash no small fry. A win for the Springboks here would not only reignite their World Cup campaign but could also see them climb back into the top spot in Pool B, if other results swing in their favor.

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