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Wallaby flyhalf stocks rise … just as Bok options thin

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There were additional reasons - from faraway Canberra - to appreciate SA director of rugby Rassie Erasmus' decision to summon a raw, No 10-wearing teenager like Kade Wolhuter to the extended squad for the "Springbok Showdown" trial exercise at Newlands in just under a fortnight.

The 19-year-old former Paul Roos pupil, recently the beneficiary of a brief learning stint at Montpellier, has been back training with the Stormers ahead of the imminent, unorthodox new domestic rugby campaign.

Erasmus named him among several notable rookies for a swollen group of 93 home-based players from which he and Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber will soon do a draft pick as commissioners for their respective "Green" and "Gold" outfits for the Capetonian fixture on 3 October.

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