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Pieter-Steph du Toit will be central to the Springboks' hopes (Getty Images)

Pieter-Steph du Toit will be central to the Springboks' hopes (Getty Images)

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Pieter-Steph du Toit will be central to the Springboks' hopes (Getty Images)

South Africa is the land of the rugby giants. The Springbok legend is built on big, tough forward packs made up of monstrous prop forwards, monstrous lock and roving units in the back-row.

Rassie Erasmus was once a flanker for the South Africa team and when he took over as national team coach and set about restoring the team’s reputation, he started up front.


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