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Bok Test: Is THIS the studio critic most desired for Mbombela clash?

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Schalk Burger and Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Schalk Burger and Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)
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This is unlikely to come as a bombshell to rugby television-watchers in South Africa … but it did seem a powerful validation.

When I conducted an impromptu Twitter “punditry poll” this week, in the lead-up to the Springboks’ Rugby Championship opener against the All Blacks at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday, relative newcomer Schalk Burger’s name earned premier approval.

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