On the bench

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With the Storm­ers hav­ing wrapped up the SA con­fer­ence, DAN RETIEF se­lects his ‘Spring­bok’ side based purely on Su­per Rugby form. Dis­count­ing rep­u­ta­tions, and ap­ply­ing a yard­stick of con­sis­tent and in­flu­en­tial per­for­mances over many weeks, an in­ter­est­ing team emerges

LIONEL MAPOE A prob­lem po­si­tion at the mo­ment, but Mapoe’s grasp of the role and ver­sa­til­ity wins him the nod AR­MAND VAN DER MERWE Dubbed the An­gry Warthog by Nick Mal­lett, the Li­ons hooker al­ways made an im­pact


STEVEN KIT­SHOFF Most con­sis­tent prop in the tour­na­ment. His real Bok call-up must be im­mi­nent

FRANCO MOSTERT If it’s about heart and play­ing for 80 min­utes, Franco’s your man

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