The Boks seem to be very Fassi about experience

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The Boks seem to be very Fassi about experience

Precociously talented Aphelele Fassi’s absence from the Springbok match-day squad has raised eyebrows

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Aphelele Fassi’s absence from the Springbok team that doesn’t contain Willie le Roux or Sbu Nkosi has left many perplexed.

The Springboks will go into Saturday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff with Damian Willemse at fullback and Jesse Kriel on the right wing. The Boks have a rearranged back three with Cheslin Kolbe still injured, Nkosi unavailable due to visa issues and Le Roux losing out due to rotation.

The expectation, however, was that Fassi, a player capable of operating across the back three, would be handed either the No.14 or No.15 jersey. He failed to secure a position in the match-day 23, with Frans Steyn wearing the No.23 jersey among the substitutes...

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