Springboks captain Siya Kolisi believes South Africa’s recent successes in New Zealand could have positively impact the country’s flailing Super Rugby sides.
The Lions, Stormers, Sharks and Bulls have battled for ascendency on Kiwi shores throughout Super Rugby history with long-haul travel and unfavourable time zones working against the South African franchises.
However, the Springboks have turned the tables in recent years, defeating the All Blacks 36-34 in Wellington two years ago before securing a last-gasp 16-all draw in the New Zealand capital last year.
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Speaking to Sport24, Kolisi said that the reigning world champions’ efforts in New Zealand should provide inspiration for a nation which is entering its tenth years without a Super Rugby title.
“All these games are about mentality,” Kolisi, who also captains the Stormers, said.
“You want to go there and say you’re going to win all the games, I think that should be the attitude.
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