Rugby Championship

All Blacks want to expose Goosen “one-on-one”

All Blacks backline coach believes that Springbok rookie Johan Goosen can be exploited if he is isolated on Saturday’s match-up.

While South Africans are optimistic with Johan Goosen’s abilities, All Blacks backline coach Ian Foster believes New Zealand can exploit the 21-year old flyhalf’s inexperience.

“He distributes the ball well and he’s quite happy to run if it’s on,” Foster said.

“He’s a good all round player, but he’s still finding his feet in the international game. This one on Sunday is going to be big for him.”

The All Blacks have been known to send a lot of traffic into the opposition’s flyhalf channel, with the likes of Ma’a Nonu always proving a handful for any international five-eighth.

“As a 10 you have to make your tackles,” Foster said.

“He’ll be put under pressure. Hopefully, if we attack well, we’ll expose him in one-on-one situations.”

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