When muscle makes way for magic: Willemse is Boks’ x-factor

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When muscle makes way for magic: Willemse is Boks’ x-factor

The utility back brings variety in attack, which they’ll need when the forwards’ bash-and-go approach fails

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Damian Willemse took the long route to the Rugby World Cup, but it didn’t take long for him to get a start in the Springbok line-up for Tuesday’s Test against Canada.

Coach Rassie Erasmus will be keen to see how sharp Willemse is, having only recently returned from a long lay-off owing to a knee injury.

Willemse offers Erasmus the X-factor and variety in attack‚ not that that will be the Springboks’ go-to setting once they hit the knockout stages of the tournament...

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