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Handre Pollard and Herschel Jantjies share a laugh. (Photo by Tertius Pickard/Gallo Images)
Handre Pollard and Herschel Jantjies share a laugh. (Photo by Tertius Pickard/Gallo Images)

The Springbok squad chosen for the end-of-year tour of the United Kingdom reminds of the barbershop customer who emerges from the door looking barely different … it has had a minor trim.

For the three-match undertaking against Wales, Scotland and England respectively next month, strong-mauling Stormers lock Salmaan Moerat – probably always earmarked for higher honours since his captaincy of South Africa at age-group level – was the lone, far from unexpected “addition” on Tuesday.

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