'Ball-in-play': Local rugby's latest buzzword that's being misinterpreted

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Improving ball-in-play stats doesn't mean more running rugby (Gallo Images)
Improving ball-in-play stats doesn't mean more running rugby (Gallo Images)

Local rugby is invariably dominated by buzzwords.

"Expansive rugby", "traditional strengths", "All Blacks style", "kicking game" - the South African rugby fraternity has heard it all over the years.

In time-honoured fashion, the ongoing preparation series - which started last weekend - has become the centre of attention for the game's newest fad.

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