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They can win their pool if they brush of France. Then it's going to get very interesting.
He also added the team, which he referred to as a “bunch of winners”, must go and make South Africans proud.
We heard “moer hulle” before the Boks left for the World Cup in 2011 and now he has added something extra to it saying “moer hulle dood”.
He also warned the Japanese that they better watch out because the entire nation will be behind the Springboks.
Speaking a short while ago at Montecasino, Mbalula issued strict instructions to the men in green and gold.
“Moer hulle dood.”
The minister told fans and players, that despite the recent controversy over transformation within the team, the Boks deserve the country’s backing.
“We are proud of this nation and that is why I’m saying to South Africa, black and white, purple and gold; stand behind the Springboks. We are one country, we are one nation, and we’re proud of the Springboks.”
Warning the Japanese ......... you could beat them just getting out the shower holding a rugby ball.
Japan’s 31-man World Cup squad
Props Kensuke Hatakeyama (Suntory), Hiroshi Yama****a (Kobelco), Keita Inagaki (Melbourne Rebels), Masataka Mikami (Toshiba Brave).
Hookers Shota Horie (no club contract), Takeshi Kizu (Kobelco), Hiroki Yuhara (Toshiba Brave).
Locks Luke Thompson (Kintetsu), Hitoshi Ono (Toshiba Brave), Shoji Ito (Kobelco), Shinya Makabe (Suntory).
Back-rows Justin Ives (Canon Eagles), Ryu Koliniasi Holani (Panasonic Wild Knights), Michael Broadhurst (Ricoh Black Rams), Hendrik Tui (Queensland), Michael Leitch (Chiefs), Amanaki Lelei Mafi (NTT Shining Arcs).
Scrum-halves Fumiaki Tanaka (Highlanders), Atsushi Hiwasa (Suntory).
Fly-halves Kosei Ono (Suntory), Yu Tamura (NEC Green Rockets).
Centres Harumichi Tatekawa (Kubota), Craig Wing (Kobelco), Male Sa’u (Melbourne Rebels).
Wings Akihito Yamada (Western Force), Yoshikazu Fujita (Crusaders), Kenki Fukuoka (no club contract), Karne Hesketh (Fukuoka), Kotaro Matsushima (Waratahs), Toshiaki Hirose, (Toshiba Brave).
Full-backs Ayumu Goromaru (Yamaha Jubilo).