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Raving about the X-Factor of Lukhanyo Am

My biggest Independent Media rave is over the X-Factor of Lukhanyo Am and the need for him in the Springbok set up.

Lukhanyo Am is the real deal. He was the real deal 18 months ago but somehow former Springbok coach Allister Coetzee never quite managed to identify the class of Am in the midfield. Coetzee was axed as Springbok coach for winning 11 from 25 Tests. I’ve always maintained his greatest failing was his inability as a selector, and Am’s non-selection for the Springboks is a prime example of this. If a coach can’t recognize the quality of this midfielder then he is in the wrong profession. Am is a X-factor player and I can’t wait to see him given more than a ceremonial three minutes in the Green and Gold.

Read my IOL column to find out my other weekend raves about the Lion’s pack, Elton Jantjies and the Bulls’ fitness.

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