OPINION | Boks may not yet be ready for Jacques-ball, but the real Nienaber could stand up in 2022

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Jacques Nienaber. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)
Jacques Nienaber. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

The thing about Grey College rugby products is their conformity, except for the odd mavericks, like Johan Goosen and Frans Steyn, who stir things up like ocean-warmed forces of nature.

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber doesn't even come close to being square-pegged in that round hole.

Hell, he's probably, like celebrated referee Jaco Peyper, one of the more left-field Grey College products, in that it's his off-field work that's brought him the accolades.

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