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The Springboks have not played a match since lifting the Webb Ellis Cup at last year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Picture: Juan Jose Gasparini / Gallo Images
The Springboks have not played a match since lifting the Webb Ellis Cup at last year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Picture: Juan Jose Gasparini / Gallo Images

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Given that it took Rassie Erasmus a mere 18 months in charge to win the World Cup, having a full four years to prepare for the next one would have made his successor, Jacques Nienaber, positively complacent.

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