Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby journalist
2 minute read
1 May 2021
8:56 am

Fear not, Boks will pack plenty of punch for Lions Tests

Rudolph Jacobs

Crucially, the backbone of the national team will be made up of overseas-based players, who'll have had plenty of quality game-time behind them.

The Springboks' backbone will be made up of players from abroad for the Lions series. Picture: Pablo Morano/MB Media/Getty Images

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