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Could benching Bok game-breakers break the international game?

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Could benching Bok game-breakers break the international game?

Springbok legends Victor Matfield and Joel Stransky are puzzled by some of coach Jacques Nienaber’s selections

Sports reporter

Retired Springboks Victor Matfield and Joel Stransky have expressed serious reservations about Willie le Roux’s credentials as the incumbent Test fullback ahead of the international season.

The 32-year-old featured in 11 of the Springboks’ 13 clashes last year, including the last Test against England.

Matfield and Stransky believe Le Roux, a veteran of 72 Tests, is unlikely to replicate the performances that helped shoot him to prominence earlier in his career. Both believe the Springboks’ brains trust should invest in a younger player ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) in France...

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