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Expect changes when rugby resumes, former Bok stars predict

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World Cup winners John Smit and Joel Stransky believe some adjustments can be expected when rugby players return to the field.


21 May 2020
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Expect changes when rugby resumes, former Bok stars predict

Joel Stransky (left) and John Smit lifted the World Cup with the Springboks in 1995 and 2007 respectively. Picture: Getty Images

Former Springbok captain John Smit believes rugby will need to be drastically streamlined once it resumes after the Covid-19 pandemic, while his fellow World Cup winner Joel Stransky is hoping for a quicker, less contact dominated game when action gets underway again. The two World Cup winners were handing out food parcels in Lonehill for the One Cup of Pap charitable initiative when they spoke to The Citizen about what they were hoping for once rugby was allowed to take place again. Smit’s focus was on the effects of the suspension of play and how rugby organisations were going to...

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