Rugby Championship

ANALYSIS | Question marks over halfback partnership, but do Boks have answers to Faf-Pollard poser?

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Faf de Klerk (Gallo)
Faf de Klerk (Gallo)

The British & Irish Lions series seems to have triggered a kick-at-all-cost clause in Faf de Klerk and Handre Pollard's Springbok contracts - something they weren't doing even as they surprised many to win the Rugby World Cup. And they've snookered Bok coaches into believing there is no plan B.

What made Fourie du Preez be regarded by many as South Africa's greatest ever scrumhalf wasn't purely because he was the best tactical kicker the country had ever seen.

But Du Preez was the biggest exploiter of the net gain garnered from his tactical kicking prowess.

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