Jacques Nienaber, South Africa coach:
“I'm very happy with the things tried today, especially the three different hookers used. I think it paid off. Faf (De Klerk) had playing time in the 10, so I think a lot of what we wanted to get out of that game, we got it. The players train in these positions, but doing it in a match, under pressure, for your country, is different and very positive. To be 100% honest with you, I watched the Ireland game but I haven't analyzed it yet, it would have been disrespectful to Romania to do so.
(On Koch) Unfortunately he came to the warm-up, his knee hurt him from what he told us, we don't yet know the extent of this injury. We will see what the injuries look like. There may be other injured players after this match. We will assess the situation. (...) In relation to this, we will decide who will replace Malcolm (Marx). The decision on his replacement will be made this evening, we didn't want it before this match.