Meyer preparing for World Cup
November 17, 2012, 10:21:26
Meyer preparing for World Cup Nov 16,2012
Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer believes Saturday's clash with Scotland will be ideal preparations for the 2015 World Cup in England.
Meyer, who has experience of coaching in the Premiership with Leicester Tigers, said although avoiding another loss to Scotland was important, he wants his players to get used to the kind of damp, heavy conditions they can expect to encounter at the global showpiece.
"Here every single facet of play is an unbelievable battle," he said.
"These guys scrum for penalties, it's not just the start of the game.
"One big difference is the breakdown. I think Scotland are superb at the breakdown, if you just look at what happened against New Zealand.
"It's more fierce, it's more a battle and more physical, I believe, because it's a little bit slower and you need a different type of player.
"With the World Cup being here the more we can play here the better."