In his defence, Rassie had to choose Irishman Felix Jones


In his defence, Rassie had to choose Irishman Felix Jones

The defence analyst, a former colleague of the SA coach at Munster, is keen to get stuck in with the Boks


Springbok defence analyst Felix Jones undoubtedly knows more about Greek columns than any rugby player on the planet, but that knowledge is not why he’s joined up with the team in Tokyo.

The former Irish international only met the Bok players for the first time on Saturday, after answering an SOS from coach Rassie Erasmus to help out after Swys de Bruin stood down for personal reasons.

Jones, who has a degree in geography and the classics and wrote his final thesis on Greek columns, is eager to get stuck in. His role will be to find ways of breaking opposing defences down. Much like ancient generals must have pondered how to break Greek walls, Jones will apply similar thoughts to find ways through the likes of the All Blacks...

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