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Junior Boks determined to improve against Pumitas

The match starts at 5.30am (SA time, 1.30pm in Australia) at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, the venue of the Junior Boks’ previous matches against Australia and New Zealand.

On Tuesday, the SA U20s suffered a 24-19 defeat to hosts Australia in a match again played in difficult wet conditions, five days after their opening round match ended 13-13 against New Zealand.

Left wing Litelihle Bester and lock Thomas Dyer spoke to the media from the team’s base at Twin Waters on the east coast of Queensland in Australia on Thursday, and both players highlighted the Junior Boks’ desire to perform better and determination to complete the tournament to make. on a positive note.

Bester, Dyer’s provincial teammate at Hollywoodbets Sharks, has impressed with his finishing skills out wide, scoring twice against the Aussies.

“We want to show that we have learned from our mistakes and are playing the type of rugby we know we can deliver,” said Bester, one of five players in the current squad who took part in last year’s Rugby U20 World Cup in Cape Town . .

“So far it has been both disappointing and frustrating as we managed to get good field positions in both games, but poor execution and unforced errors led to many missed opportunities.

“We have only shown a glimpse of our potential and we are determined, looking ahead, to put what we have learned into practice and deliver a much better performance.”

Dyer, who started against New Zealand but did not feature against Australia due to a number of rotation changes, added: “We all realized that we have not played to our potential on this tour so far, and although we have completed the tour Don’t underestimate Argentina, we now have one last chance to reach our full potential.”

After their recovery and match review on Wednesday, Junior Boks returned to field training on Thursday morning. The team for Sunday’s final match against Argentina will be announced on Friday and the match will be broadcast live on SuperSport.