Cape Town – Considering that he has been such a yeoman
servant for several years, who would wish to deprive Jannie du Plessis of the
opportunity to get to his 50th-cap landmark as quickly and
seamlessly as possible?
But with Du Plessis sitting on a tantalising 49 caps,
coupled with the likelihood that the labouring Wallabies will restore nuggety
Benn Robinson to their loosehead prop role, smart money was probably always on
Meyer continuing his staunch faith in the man from Bethlehem at Newlands - he
almost certainly remains the premier force in his specific position in the
country at scrum time.