Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos says the players should learn from the passion of the Springboks about their display against France at the Rugby World Cup.

The Springboks were at their most stubborn to wreck France’s dream at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

The defending champions dug deeper than normal for one of their most resilient performances to knock the highly-rated French out of their home World Cup by a riveting 29-28 in the quarterfinals in front of nearly 80,000 fans at Stade de France.

“When you see yesterday evening [the Springboks], the passion and the way they are playing, I think we have a lot to learn about [from] them,” Broos said.

“Yes I am sure [there’s enough time to turn things around]. It depends also a little bit on the reaction and mentality of the players, I think they are all conscious that Friday was a very bad game at all levels,” Broos said.

“Quality, mentality, passion, there was nothing. I think they are conscious about that, we spoke about it and I’m sure tomorrow they will be ready to make a good performance.

“I think it’s quite easy to turn it around because the past proved that they can do it differently, the quality is there. It’s not a question of quality, more a question of mentality and underestimating the opponent.


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