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Marvin Orie ... just on wrong side of rugby's fine line

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Lions lock Marvin Orie in action during the Currie Cup semi-final against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on 23 January 2021.
Lions lock Marvin Orie in action during the Currie Cup semi-final against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on 23 January 2021.
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He is one of the most senior, talented and important players - a leadership figure - in the Lions' pack.

But Marvin Orie, with a naturally feisty side to him, is also among those characters who constantly flirt with the boundaries of legality and get under the skins of opposition players, to rattle them off their stride.

The trick, in such instances is to be able to get away with risky, sometimes nefarious activities, especially in rugby's more claustrophobic places, where the sun doesn't shine.

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