Cape Town – Almost constantly influential, almost always a
key “presence” ... aren’t those qualities you’d desire pretty strongly from a
player if you were a Test rugby coach?
SARU have just about got it right, too, in the five nominees
for their own Rugby Player of the Year laurel, featuring Vermeulen, captain
Jean de Villiers, IRB nominee for International Player of the Year Eben
Etzebeth, Willie le Roux and Bismarck du Plessis.
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