‘I’m glad to be back’: Trevor Nyakane returns to Bloom with Boxing

Springbok mainstay Trevor Nyakane is happy to be back where it all started for him as he prepares for his second Test against Wales at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Nyakane spent his early professional rugby years at Bloemfontein playing for Ixias Central University of Technology before joining the Cheetahs where he established himself. He then moved to the Bulls and then to Racing 92 in France, where he currently plays.

He will be looking to put on a big show in his former backyard and will be looking to help the front row try to dominate the Welsh pack.

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“This is where I started playing professional rugby, so I’m happy to be back and looking forward to the weekend ahead,” Nyakane said.

“I played for CUT for a while and spent seven years here in Bloemfontein. I have many fond memories of this place. I’ve won some junior rugby trophies here with the Cheetahs so it’s a great place to come and a great place for us.”

One of the things that the sides need to be prepared for is Wales trying to get under their skin like they did in the first match in Pretoria, but Nyakane claims it’s not a problem for them and they’ll just do what they want. what they want. do better.

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“I think most teams try to do that when it comes to us. You can fight fire with fire, but you also have to be smart,” he said.

“You don’t want to be kicked off the field for saying something ridiculous or doing something that isn’t worthy of the Springbok colors.

“So it will be hard for us. We know they will go out of their way to make it happen, but the only way we know how to do it is by being silent bullies, and that’s what we’re going to do.

“We want to hurt them, we want to hurt them with our physical strength. So if they talk or anything, we’ll let them do what they do best, and we’ll do what we do best.”