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Fassi on Boks Le Roux, Willemse: 'You take what they have, and put it in your own game'

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Sharks fullback Aphelele Fassi attacks against Griquas.
Sharks fullback Aphelele Fassi attacks against Griquas.
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You'd be forgiven if you saw Willie le RouxDamian Willemse and Aphelele Fassi as kindred spirits in a rugby footballing sense.

The three love the feel of the ball in their hands when attacking, and they are equally devastating on the counter-attack.

Le Roux, 31, no longer relies on his speed anymore, like he did when he tore through Super Rugby in 2013 and guided the Cheetahs to a quarter-final appearance, where they went down narrowly to the Brumbies in Canberra.

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