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Springboks should give Willie a sabbatical and groom a successor: 'Welsh series is ideal'

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Warrick Gelant. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)
Warrick Gelant. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Don't ditch Willie le Roux, rather give him a working sabbatical at Springbok level this year.

It's not difficult to pinpoint why former Springbok winger and Bulls legend Akona Ndungane is keen on seeing Jacques Nienaber and co test their depth at fullback in 2022.

South Africa's No 15 jersey has become a hot topic since local franchises' dramatic revival in the current United Rugby Championship (URC) campaign, with Warrick Gelant's magical form for the Stormers in particular prompting many to call for some new blood.

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