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Lions tour: Bongi will be Bok blue-chip player

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Bongi Mbonambi (Getty)
Bongi Mbonambi (Getty)

Bongi Mbonambi vs Malcolm Marx ... not too long ago that would have been expected to be a riveting feature of a domestic fixture between the Stormers and Lions.

But as those teams prepare to do battle at Newlands in Super Rugby Unlocked on Saturday (19:00), only one element of the pair, of course, will be present.

Springbok starting incumbent Mbonambi is part of the hosts' mix - in their potent front row alongside Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe - as they belatedly open their account in the competition after a first-round bye.

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