“I Was Told By The Boks There Were Certain Things I Had To Fix” – Aphelele Fassi


Springbok fullback Aphelele Fassi is determined to fight his way back into the Springbok World Cup group. During an interview in Durban on Thursday he explained the challenges he faced on his way back into the Springbok squad.

Aphelele Fassi was dropped by the Springboks after representing the Springboks in the test against Wales in Bloemfontein. He was included in the SA A team and was injured against Munster during the tour.

“Any rugby player has the aspiration to be in the World Cup squad. I recently started playing again and right now game time is very important. My mindset is to play the best rugby that I possibly can and hope it is enough to get called up.

“There are a lot of things I have worked on since I got dropped by the Boks. I was told there were certain things I had to fix and I don’t think it is a secret that my tackling was the key thing as well as my kicking game.”

“Everybody makes mistakes, nobody goes on to the field wanting to miss a tackle, but you have to fix your weaknesses and then it is about repetition until it becomes a strength.

“How do you gauge progress? You see it on the pitch when you are under pressure. It is hard to see if you have improved on the training ground because there is no pressure, and in terms of the game situations, I am proud of my performances and I can say I have made progress.”