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Makazole Mapimpi (Getty Images)
Makazole Mapimpi (Getty Images)

I would hardly be surprised if left wing flier Makazole Mapimpi has suddenly rocketed to "favourite Springbok" status in the eyes of many fans ... if he wasn't already.

Among many emotion-charged moments with RWC 2019-winning mastermind Rassie Erasmus during the splendid five-part Chasing the Sun documentary around the Boks' success was his tearful reminder - or rather revelation, to plenty of viewers - in the final episode of Mapimpi’s awfully adverse family background in the rural Eastern Cape.

He hails from Tsholomnqa village near Mdantsane ... and a very broken family, as Erasmus expressed in a faltering voice when explaining why the player could only offer up pictures of himself for the collage of family images invited as imprints on their Test jersey numbers.

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