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It’s going to get hot and heavy under the roof as Boks take on Canada

Let’s just hope Tuesday’s clash isn’t a repeat of the infamous ‘Battle of Boet Erasmus’

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The “Battle of Boet Erasmus”‚ which almost came to define the Springboks’ 1995 Rugby World Cup (RWC) triumph‚ has become the stuff of legend.

The brawl in the second half of the RWC pool match –which saw Canada's Rod Snow and Gareth Rees and South Africa's James Dalton all red-carded – is etched in the memory of those who witnessed it. Yet the Springboks still beat Canada 20-0 at the Boet Erasmus Stadium in Port Elizabeth that night.

In their only other meeting‚ the Boks triumphed 51-18 in East London in 2000, and it is worth noting they both finished the match with a full complement...

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