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Nyakane: What 60 sterling minutes should mean for him

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Trevor Nyakane. (Getty Images)
Trevor Nyakane. (Getty Images)

Inside lane for an auspicious occasion just up the drag ... that should serve as an additional spur for Trevor Nyakane to excel for South Africa against Australia on Saturday.

The larger-than-life prop was due to play his 49th Test against the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium (09:05 SA time).

Preferred to the more customary presence of Steven Kitshoff for the loosehead berth after last week’s 28-26 Rugby Championship slip-up by the world champions to the same foes, Nyakane is as aware as anyone (“It’s sore ... but we know what we are capable of,” he told a media briefing earlier this week) of the need to bounce back spiritedly.

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