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The last Chasing the Sun documentary episode, currently on show, revealed how Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick served as the voice of reason when then-head coach Rassie Erasmus wanted to break team protocol and select Cheslin Kolbe.

Seeing Kolbe, who rolled his ankle numerous times in the quarterfinal against hosts Japan at last year's Rugby World Cup, suddenly firing at the last practice before the semifinal against Wales tempted Erasmus into picking him at right wing ahead of S'bu Nkosi.

"You'll lose the team," Stick told Erasmus who would have shattered the protocol that no player gets picked for the Saturday game if they cannot train on Monday morning prior to the game.

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