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Storming Stravino always wanted to be a Bull: 'WP's wingers get lost too often'

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NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 09: Stravino Jacobs of the Vodacom Bulls on his way to scoring his try during the SA Rugby Preparation Series match between New Nation Pumas and Vodacom Bulls at Mbombela Stadium on March 09, 2021 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images)
NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 09: Stravino Jacobs of the Vodacom Bulls on his way to scoring his try during the SA Rugby Preparation Series match between New Nation Pumas and Vodacom Bulls at Mbombela Stadium on March 09, 2021 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images)

Stravino Jacobs doesn't seem like the type of man to care much for nicknames.

Regarded as one of the greatest schoolboy wingers over the past decade, the 21-year-old was labelled "The Rocket Man" by certain observers and supporters during his time at Paarl Gimnasium because of how spectacularly he could combine his pace with power.

Yet, perhaps because that moniker suggests he's a proverbial finisher, the name hasn't quite stuck.

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