All Black Test: ‘Eskom’ to turn Bok lights back on?

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Marco van Staden (Getty)
Marco van Staden (Getty)

Eight appearances, but all as a substitute so far: the time may have come to gauge whether Marco van Staden offers value as a Springbok starter.

Yes, possibly even through a “chuck him in at the deep end” selection for the prestigious 100th Test against the All Blacks in Townsville on Saturday.

One of the Boks’ most glaring shortcomings in the latest, particularly comprehensive defeat to Australia in Brisbane on Saturday was the way they were schooled, frankly, in the breakdown battle.

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