Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
1 Nov 2019
6:05 am

A Plan B is vital for the Springboks – Johan Ackermann

Rudolph Jacobs

'I would like to believe Rassie has a plan for England that could catch them off-guard,' Ackermann said.

Johan Ackermann. Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images.

The Springboks will need an ace up their sleeve when taking on England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama in Japan tomorrow, believes former Lions coach Johan Ackermann. Coach Rassie Erasmus’ team have made their way to the final by playing a very one-dimensional, forward-orientated kicking game and Ackermann has stressed the importance of a Plan B should their intended tactics not come off. “Do we have another strategy which we can go to in the 30th minute, at half-time or after 60 minutes? Do we have a Plan B if we experience something differently?” the former Springbok...