Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
4 minute read
5 Jun 2021
8:30 am

Playing selector: The squad to turn the Lions’ roar into a meow

Ken Borland

The Springboks, providing they can reach Test match intensity quickly having not played at that level in over 18 months, can really hurt the Lions.

There is more than enough talent available for the Springboks to win the series against the Lions in July and August. Anton Geyser/Gallo Images

Ahead of such major events as a British and Irish Lions tour, it is obligatory for all South African rugby fans to choose their Springbok squad to take on the tourists and, for me, just running through the list of players available makes me confident the hosts can turn the Lions’ roar into a meow. Not that I am predicting a 3-0 whitewash by any means; I am sure all three Tests will be epic contests and a 2-1 margin is most likely. But the Springboks, providing they can reach Test match intensity quickly having not played at that level...