Who holds the trump card in this game of cards?

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Cheslin Kolbe of South Africa ‘A’ and Louis Rees-Zammit of the British & Irish Lions during the tour match at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
Cheslin Kolbe of South Africa ‘A’ and Louis Rees-Zammit of the British & Irish Lions during the tour match at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
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The British and Irish Lions tour began in earnest on Wednesday night, when they lost 17-13 to the so-called South Africa “A” team, and a new element, resembling a card game between the two coaches, was introduced.

Thus far, Warren Gatland had seemed to hold all the aces, as his team rolled over the Lions and the Sharks twice, whereas the rusty Boks were denied a second Test against Georgia.

The move to Cape Town and the distinct possibility that all three Tests would be played there also seemed to be playing into the Lions’ hands.

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