Bok captain Whitely excited to lead team out at Ellis Park

Bok captain Whiteley excited to lead team out at Ellis Park

Springbok Captain Warren Whiteley spoke to the Complimentary Breakfast  ahead of the final Test against France in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Warren Whiteley Boks
Photo: SA Rugby

The experienced scrumhalf Francois Hougaard and outside centre Jesse Kriel will both return to the starting team.

Whiteley says there is a positive vibe in the team.

"We've definitely put in a lot of hard work over the last month or so. The guys are really excited for this weekend's challenge.

Having sealed the three-Test series with two convincing triumphs, South Africa wants to beat France at Ellis Park for the first time.

France have played four Tests against South Africa at Ellis Park since 1958 and won them all.

Whiteley says he is looking forward to leading the team on his home ground.

"It's an unbelievable feeling running out on Ellis Park. We've watched the ticket sales quite closely, because it is quite exciting for players when you see that kind of support and it's almost sold out," says Whiteley.

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