Sibusiso Mjikeliso | Lions played themselves by playing knock-off Bok rugby, adopting SA's worst traits

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Sibusiso Mjikeliso
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So transfixed by and obsessed with the Springboks were the British & Irish Lions that they tried to mimic their draconian kicking game and apply a red tint to SA's "suffocation game". They also employed thuggery (cue Maro Itoje and Stuart Hogg), thinking the Boks would do the same. They were wrong, and it backfired.

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