Faf de Klerk and Jesse Kriel, South Africa's mainstays after winning the Rugby World Cup in France, spoke at an event with their Yokohama Canon Eagles team about their enthusiasm for the start of the League One season.

De Klerk, a scrum-half for the Eagles in League One, and Kriel, a centre, were mainstays for South Africa at the World Cup in France, helping the team win two consecutive titles.

On the 2th, ahead of the season, which starts on December 30, he attended a team event in Yokohama with teammate Yu Tamura and others to answer questions from fans and the press.

De Klerk, who joined the Eagles last season and helped them reach a record third place, said, "At the World Cup, I realized that if we keep fighting with an attitude of not giving up until the end, we can get good results. I want to do everything in my power to win for the team."

On the other hand, Kriel, who is known for his fierce contact play and ability to break through, emphatically stated, "The level of League One is improving because there are many world-class players playing, and I am looking forward to every match this season, but first I want to win our first match against Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights."

This season's League One will feature more than 12 of the world's top players who have played in the World Cup, including South Africa and New Zealand, and high-level matches are expected to be worth watching.