Manu Samoa is expecting fiery competition from South Africa when they clash at Villa Park, England, on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup.
After their devastating loss to Japan, the Springboks will no doubt be looking to better their standing after having slipped to sixth place in the world rankings (their lowest ranking since 2003) after the 34-32 loss to the Brave Blossoms.
Samoa’s win over USA has thrown Pool B wide open, with the Pacific islanders currently on top. Scotland is the only team in the pool that have yet to begin their campaign and will face Japan on Thursday morning.
Coach of Manu Samoa, Stephen Betham, has said that he expects the Springboks will be eager to make a comeback, adding that they (Manu Samoa) are looking forward to the challenge.
“Oh we’re going to give it everything. We know that there will probably be a backlash but we’ll be ready for it. Tier one nations I think have gotten all a wake-up call from [Japan’s victory] and simply put it our surprise factor is gone so they’re going to come with all guns blazing”.