KOBE (Reuters) – If Canada’s players are feeling nervous ahead of Tuesday’s Rugby World Cup game against twice champions South Africa they are not showing it, with coach Kingsley Jones saying the squad is in party mood ahead of the Pool B clash in Kobe.
The Springboks are expected to cruise to victory and seal a quarter-final berth but Jones says his players will revel in the experience of back-to-back games against global heavyweights after a 63-0 loss to New Zealand last time out.
“I am so impressed by the attitude and approach of the players,” the former Wales international told reporters in Kobe on Monday.
“That’s all we can ask for from the guys, is the excitement of being involved in these games and fighting to the end of them. So far we have seen evidence of that.
“I judge the atmosphere by the volume at breakfast and in the changeroom, and I walked into a party this morning. The beat-box was going and the guys were smiling, so for me that is a massive…
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