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Dusting off trainers, making 'Grobbies' a monster: Lions, Bulls show pre-season isn't exact science

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Sanele Nohamba in pre-season. (Lions Rugby Company/Facebook)
Sanele Nohamba in pre-season. (Lions Rugby Company/Facebook)

There's no such thing as a perfect pre-season, particularly in South African rugby's brave new world of competing in Europe domestically and in the southern hemisphere internationally.

There's always a desire for the luxury of more time to bulk up a Ruan Nortje even further or being able to sharpen skills.

In the end, however, Ivan van Rooyen - whose Lions host the Bulls at Ellis Park next Saturday to kick-off the second season of the URC - sums it up best.

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