July 19, 2024

WATCH | Vincent Koch looks forward to Irish test series after his ‘special’ 50th test

Vincent Koch described his 50th appearance for the Springboks as a dream come true in their 41-13 win over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.

The 34-year-old from Empangeni Koch, who started the match in a Rugby World Cup-winning front row with fellow prop Ox Nche and hooker Malcolm Marx, said the win made the occasion even more extraordinary. The Boks now have to build on this performance for the two match incoming test series against Ireland.

Koch was part of a dominant Bok scrum effort, that arguably didn’t get the reward they deserved after some strange calls from Irish ref Chris Busby, but he was just happy with the overall result that they can now build on going into the incoming series against Ireland and Portugal.

“It was very special playing my 50th game today. It was a dream that has now come true, especially after the boys put in an unbelievable performance today,” said Koch after the match.

“I am very proud of the team, they showed real character and I am really happy with the win. It is also good to win my 50th. Those opportunities don’t come every day, but we showed character and effort to get the win.

“It (the game) wasn’t perfect, but there were glimpses of really good things and we can really build on that. The young guys also put up their hands which is a great sign for SA Rugby and we all are looking forward to the Irish Tests,” he added.

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