England flanker Chris Robshaw has revealed that the squad is ready for a tough challenge against South Africa on Saturday, according to a report on Sky Sports.
England will play three matches during their tour of South Africa and Robshaw believes all the players are helping to bring the best out of each other ahead of the games.
Robshaw was the captain of the England team that toured South Africa back in 2012 so he knows exactly how tough it is going to be, but he is sure that the squad can handle the pressure and deliver the goods.
We can’t wait to get involved. We know it’s going to be a brilliant, challenging and enjoyable series in some fantastic stadiums, in a country where rugby is really valued.
We are training hard and pushing each other to the limit to make sure the 15 that go out there at the weekend are as ready as they can be.
It is just an incredible place to go and play rugby and that is what we have to remember. It is their spiritual home…but we cannot allow them to get 15, 20 minutes into the game. In that first minute, you have to be ready to go.
The opening Test should be an intriguing encounter and is a chance for Eddie Jones’ men to make up for their disappointing Six Nations campaign.