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Tight contests are often tilted by a memorable moment in the match and so the SARugbymag.co.za writers have predicted which player will produce the magic in the crunch first Test between the Springboks and 2021 British & Irish Lions.
Duhan van der Merwe’s powerful tour debut for the British & Irish Lions raised questions around whether the SA-born finisher was good enough to start for the Springboks. Interestingly, a SA Rugby magazine reader poll delivered telling results.
South African-born Duhan van der Merwe made a big splash in his first tour match for the British & Irish Lions but, in a world where it was possible, would he earn a start for the Springboks in this series?
British & Irish Lions wing Duhan van der Merwe thundered through the Sharks on Wednesday night to score a hat-trick and validate pre-tour speculation that he would present a clear and present danger to South Africa’s vaunted defence, writes ZELIM NEL.
Take a look at the match-day squads for Saturday’s first-ever encounter between Japan and the British & Irish Lions, who will play their first game on home soil since 2005. (more…)