The yo-yo that is the British Lions tour was in full swing this past week. The upside was that we got to see both the touring lads and our moth-balled Boks in action, with the latter looking decidedly rusty against strong opposition, while the Lions were certainly slick against poor opposition.
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The downside is the news that lock R.G. Snyman is unlikely to play as he has had a skin-graft operation. And just as bad, our other lock member of The Bomb Squad, Lood de Jager, tested positive for Covid-19. So, The Bomb Squad which overpowered England in the 2019 World Cup final, will not run on against the Lions. However, when the Boks brought on a second front row of Kitshoff, Marx and Malherbe, they changed the game and were soon dubbed: The Green Berets.