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A history of violence: Shades of 1980 as ill-tempered British Lions tour set to explode in third Test

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Morne Du Plessis leads the Springboks out in the 3rd Test against the British Lions in 1980 (Gallo)
Morne Du Plessis leads the Springboks out in the 3rd Test against the British Lions in 1980 (Gallo)

The Lions tour of 2021 is showing dark shades of the tour of 1980, where the tourists didn’t rate the Springbok captain and his team were written off as dinosaurs, writes Pieter du Toit ahead of Saturday’s deciding third Test.

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