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One of the better summaries on how Rassie Erasmus and his Springboks beat the English and Eddie Jones….

By: Squidge Rugby

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  1. Cos they had the better team.

    Man for man, I’d say as follows:
    1. Beast/kits v Vuni/marler = SA
    2. Bongi/Marx v George/Dickie = SA
    3. Malherbe/Koch v Syncler/Cole = England/Tie
    4. Etsebeth v Lawes = SA
    5. v Itoje = Eng
    6. Kolisi v Curry = Tie
    7. PSDT v Underhill = SA
    8. Vermeulen v Vuni = SA

    9. Faf v Youngs = SA
    10. Pollard v Farrell = Tie
    12. DDA v Tuilagi = Tie
    13. Am v Slade = Tie

    11. Mapimpi v May = England
    14. Kolbe v Watson = SA
    15. WLR v Daly = SA

    Take all the emotion of win over ABs out of it and SA got the better side.

    Look curry and itoje are good, but even if they win there positions – SA got the better team.

    I personally wouldn’t pick curry over kolisi. The Kar er was one of best players in world in 2017 and going to become an absolute talisman leader for boks. Maybe the best captain ever – watch.

  2. Special shoutout to Am.

    99% of players would have went for it themselves and the chance that he would have been tackled short was real.

  3. Rassie must have an urgent plan to further build this great team, especially with the retirements. My English colleagues are already talking up the revenge games for the British Lions in 2021.

  4. Kolisi was maybe one of best players in world in 2017 and def best player of boks. Serfontein was the only other one who stood out. That was a big loss. He should be brought back into fold for Lions. Frans Steyn a bit too many pies, but def a good move for this RWC.

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