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Bok 'closed shop' at hooker: They'll need to unlock it

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Bongi Mbonambi. (Shaun Roy/MB Media/Getty Images)
Bongi Mbonambi. (Shaun Roy/MB Media/Getty Images)

For quality of their combined match-day resources at hooker, the Springboks play second fiddle to nobody.

The World Cup holders and still top-ranked side on the planet can call on - and almost unfailingly do - Bongi Mbonambi and Malcolm Marx to provide consistent excellence over the 80 minutes of a Test match.

Regardless of which one is starting and who is infused as a member of the much-vaunted Bomb Squad of substitutes, the smoothness of Bok systems in the numerous areas of play requiring their highly specialist expertise is almost guaranteed.

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