'We're not going to hold back at all' - Siya Kolisi

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It is their second meeting of the year and could be a vital confidence-builder should the vagaries of the draw see them matched again in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.

Kolisi, who missed the earlier Test in Auckland while recovering from his knee injury, said, "We are all excited and looking forward to the battle; it's going to be physical as usual.

"We're not going to hold back at all, we're going to go all out. I don't think we're ever going to get this opportunity in our lifetime again to play [the All Blacks] outside the World Cup in the northern hemisphere, and we don't want to disappoint people who paid money for this."

Both sides will have the backing of expats from their countries.


After the lessons of their 20-35 loss in Auckland, Kolisi said, "We are going to go flat out so that you know what works and what doesn't work. We are up against one of the best teams in the world, so that's why you want to go flat-out."

South Africa had been paying attention to tackle heights well before they came an issue for England in their warm-up programme, and Kolisi had no issue with the way the laws were applied.

"We train over and over with our technique. Rugby is played at a certain height now, with the mauling, scrumming, breakdown and tackle.

"We can be as physical as we are because we have trained for it over and over, and the muscle memory is on it. It is uncomfortable down there, and it is not nice when someone so big is running at you, and you have to get down low.

"That is why you have to learn how to meet them and react to a level change and all those types of things. It takes a lot of hard work.

"World Rugby is trying to protect us by keeping the game clean, so we are fine when we are done playing."


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