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Damian de Allende
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A year ago this weekend, South Africa secured their berth in a third Rugby World Cup final by staving off Wales 19-16 in a tense 2019 semi-final in Yokohama.

Six days onward, Siya Kolisi's heroes ensured that the Springboks retained their proud record of never surrendering the showpiece, as they dismantled England 32-12 in the final.

Had it not been for an injury to right wing flier Cheslin Kolbe in the quarter-final against Japan, which meant S'bu Nkosi replaced him just for the Wales date, mastermind Rassie Erasmus would have fielded precisely the same starting XV in all three knockout fixtures.

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