World Cup: Herschel Jantjies apprehends the sound of Japanese fans – Rugby – JAP


" It's going to be complicated. I'm not sure we can really prepare for this kind of noise. The stage is going to be full. You just have to stay focused, in the moment, and not be carried away by the atmosphere "Herschel Jantjies (23, 8 caps) anticipated Sunday's World Cup quarter-final against Japan (12:15) on the substitute bench. "It will be difficult to communicate in the field but we will find something to get out of it"he promised.

Remarks that echo those of some opponents of Japan including Samoa coach Steve Jackson who had evoked "A deafening noise" in the stadium during their match against the Japanese team.

The Tokyo Stadium, which hosts the quarter-final World Cup between the Boks and Japan, can accommodate nearly 50,000 spectators. The Cherry Blossoms matches have been filling up since the start of the competition and, as a sign of the popularity that has gripped the host country, the official jerseys are snapping up, exceeding expectations, with more than 90% of stocks already sold.

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