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De Villiers: It's important we beat NZ

Planet Rugby
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is looking to end a two-year drought against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship that starts next week.

De Villiers was speaking in Johannesburg on Wednesday and admitted that a win over the All Blacks would be ideal heading into the RWC.

"It still is a one game at a time approach and our focus is on Argentina," Bok inside centre De Villiers revealed at a five-day training camp.

"But for us as a team, to go forward, it is important to beat the All Blacks. We haven't done so in the last two years and that is one of our goals.

"We want to be the best team in the world and we want to get back to number-one and to do that we need to beat them."

He added: "I don't think the focus is just on them, the Wallaby team will be very competitive this year as well."

"We can't just focus on one team and when you beat them think you've made it, but it is one of the boxes we haven't ticked in the last two years.

"We want to be able to tick that box and go into next year confident."








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