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Bok ratings: Skipper Siya, super sub Lood sparked the Springbok fire

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Siya Kolisi. (EJ Langner/Gallo Images)
Siya Kolisi. (EJ Langner/Gallo Images)

Hand it to these Springboks: surrender of the series flickering uncomfortably as a real prospect at halftime, a passionate and composed second half saw them notch 21 unanswered points to whip the British and Irish Lions 27-9 at Cape Town Stadium and confirm their pedigree as world champions.

There have been enough see-sawing characteristics over the course of the first two Tests to suggest that “up for grabs” remains relevant for the decider next weekend, but many Bok supporters will be entitled to believe a significant momentum shift has taken place, giving the hosts a clear mental edge now for that encounter.

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