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Pat won’t be pigeonholed

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, reports Pat Lambie wants to challenge the perception that he is primarily a running flyhalf who will be asked to venture out of his comfort zone tactically with the Springboks.

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Double boost for Boks

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, writes Jean de Villiers and Francois Louw participated fully in Tuesday’s training session and will start against Ireland on Saturday.

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Exodus reaching critical point

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, writes Heyneke Meyer is deeply concerned about the rate South Africa is losing top young talent to Ireland.

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Better equipped Brits boon for Boks

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, reports that Schalk Brits says his time in Europe has refined him into a player capable of adapting his style to suit any match situation.

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Meyer seeks quartet of qualities

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, reports that Heyneke Meyer has outlined four key foundations on which he believes the success of his touring squad can be built.

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Lambie set for Bok start

RYAN VREDE, writing from Dublin, says Pat Lambie ran at flyhalf for the bulk of Monday’s training session in a strong indicator that he will play ahead of Morne Steyn at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

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No breathing space for Boks

RYAN VREDE, writing from Dublin, says there needs to be some tempering of expectation around the quality of the Springboks’ performances, but not of the expectation of a clean sweep.

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Boks need to learn quickly

CJ van der Linde says they have to make sharp adaptations to new rules or risk giving an edge to their opponents.

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