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USA coach believes Boks will edge All Blacks


USA coach Gary Gold is backing the Springboks to beat the All Blacks in Yokohama on Saturday. Gold was a Bok assistant coach under Peter de Villiers at the 2011 World Cup. 'It's going to go down to the wire. I think the Springboks are going to edge it, only because so many Springboks have spent time in Japan,' he said. 'They've been here a little bit longer, they're more used to the conditions, they've already played a game here in Japan. 'I think coming off the Rugby Championship they're in slightly better form. But in saying that, anybody who writes off the All Blacks does so at their peril. 'I think it's going to be a humdinger, a great game of rugby. I'm very happy we're going to be watching it in the comfort of our hotel.' READ: Plenty to play for in World Cup pool blockbuster