Brendan Venter | Springboks don't need to 'gel' to win British Lions arm-wrestle

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Brendan Venter (Gallo)
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Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber couldn't have wished for a better starting team for Saturday's first Test against the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town.

Given the injuries, the amount of rugby played and the challenges that have come with Covid-19, they would have bitten off your hand if you had offered him this side just three months ago.

It's exactly the same backline that started the World Cup final, which is very positive, while the depth in the front row means you have World Cup winners like Steven Kitshoff, Frans Malherbe, and Malcolm Marx coming off the bench to make an impact.

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