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Bok v All Black benches: On paper, a yawning gap

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Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Kwagga Smith (Gallo Images)
Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Kwagga Smith (Gallo Images)

Sport24 chief writer 

That the Springboks have determinedly transformed the old image of bench personnel as being out-and-out reserves is now beyond dispute.

The World Cup-holders possess a deeply entrenched “Bomb Squad” who almost unfailingly add a very tangible, often game-altering sense of impact: they are the virtually equal-value “finishers” who simply swap places at varying junctures in matches with “starters”.

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