The die is cast. Saturday night's clash, in a Stade de France totally acquired to the cause of the Irish victorious South Africans (13-8), drew part of the final table of the World Cup. The Blues, who should finish at the top of Pool A after their successes against the All Blacks and a priori against the Italians (October 6), should cross swords, from the quarter-finals, with the Springboks, reigning world champions who should finish second in Pool B. A shock that promises to be titanic. Like the victory of the Blues last November at the Stadium-Velodrome (30-26). "I had never experienced such an intensity. It was a bit of a war on the ground, "said Cameron Woki, the second line tricolor.
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Saturday against the XV of the Clover, South Africa lost its effectiveness and its striking force. Several explanations. First and foremost, there was a bankruptcy of South African strikers. Opener Mannie Libbok and scrum-half Faf...
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