Moerat selection a celebration of history: 'He's been destined to be a Springbok'

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Salmaan Moerat (Gallo)
Salmaan Moerat (Gallo)

When Salmaan Moerat strides out onto the lush Loftus turf for his Springbok debut during the first Test against Wales on Saturday, he will achieve a lifelong goal that, several times during his career, looked like it might never happen.

The 24-year-old lock has endured a nightmarish run of injuries for someone as young as he is - and, at one stage in April last year, there were no guarantees that he would recover from a neck injury that had threatened his profession.

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