The Bok’s overall record against France is
not too bad: Played 38, won 21, lost 11, drawn 6. And for games played in
France the record is fairly similar: Played 17, won 11, lost 5, drawn 1.
In fact, for a long period of time, there
was a not so gentlemanly agreement between clubs that basically guaranteed a
win for the home side … And woe betide anyone who tried to break the agreement.
Players would literally fear for their lives at some away games.
Tighthead prop is probably the only
position in which we do not know who our backup players are. So at least we
will get some answers to some pretty important questions on Saturday. That the
answers might dictate the outcome of the game is a bit of a worry.
Tank is a former Western Province tighthead prop and editor of the recently launched free monthly digital rugby magazine called SCRUM
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