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RWC19: Five key points that made the Boks a winning combination

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SA Rugby and the Springboks ticked a number of boxes in the build-up to, and during, the World Cup in Japan in the latter stages of 2019.


02 Nov 2020
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RWC19: Five key points that made the Boks a winning combination

Will the world see the World Cup champions, the Springboks, face the best of Britain and Ireland, in the Lions, later this year? Picture: Getty Images

There were heroes aplenty in the Springboks’ third win in a World Cup final last year in Japan, but it was the collective effort that stood out the most. And, Rassie Erasmus’ master-plan and smart selections ensured the Boks had an edge on the other teams. Here then are the five key pointers that separated the Boks from the other contenders. The “Rassie Erasmus factor” was undeniable Picking up a team that was “lost” and on a road to nowhere, Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus identified certain key players who felt could win the tournament. These players, in his own...

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