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Champagne rugby? Bok fans will always take 'champions' first, thanks

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South Africa celebrates with the trophy during the Lions Series. (EJ Langner/Gallo Images)
South Africa celebrates with the trophy during the Lions Series. (EJ Langner/Gallo Images)

The mission to emphasise, and extend, their global mastery: right on track. 

That, in the final analysis, is what the Springboks and their supporters will be harbouring as an overarching feeling, following completion of a nerve-jangling series triumph over the British and Irish Lions. 

The low-risk Bok game plan, with its demonic devotion to template-driven efficiency and clinical defence, has its detractors far and wide (and, yes, even some much closer to home).

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