For a battle of the hookers, mountains must be moved

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For a battle of the hookers, mountains must be moved

Boks and All Blacks will go to the ends of the earth to ensure Etzebeth and Retallick take part in the World Cup

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Rugby is big business, and one may cynically arrive at the conclusion that mountains will be moved to have its big men on its biggest stage.

Born perhaps of competitive spirit and sheer desperation, SA and New Zealand kick off their Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Yokohama on Saturday, having firmly had the backs of their star locks, who are big in every sense.

In Eben Etzebeth and Brodie Retallick the Springboks and the All Blacks, respectively, have men who for some time have worn the number-four jersey with forceful distinction, and both camps have slightly bent convention to ensure their participation in Japan...

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