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Kamva Somdyala | Mainstay Mapimpi: A Springbok stalwart who just keeps going

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Makazole Mapimpi. (Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images)
Makazole Mapimpi. (Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images)

In a year when the Springbok back three has gone through several alterations, for several reasons, the mainstay has been Makazole Mapimpi. Since a knee injury in 2018, the only time you find him not involved in a Bok XV is when the so-called A team is being rested. Kamva Somdyala takes a look at some of his recent contributions.

The statistics read that Springbok superstar wing Makazole Mapimpi has scored a try against every opposition he has played against since his debut in 2018.

That debut, against Wales in Washington, was marked by a try in a 22-20 defeat. His try, for anyone paying attention, was an omen of things to come, even though at the time Springbok coaches had occupied their minds with Sbu Nkosi and Aphiwe Dyantyi as they tried to find their feet as management.

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