Erasmus and Kolisi lead South African rugby into a new era

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The opening Test between the Springboks and England at Ellis Park was absolutely barmy to say the least.

England was brilliant for the opening twenty minutes; after that South Africa and Faf de Klerk took over proceedings and were the dominant side for the remaining 60 minutes. Ten tries, 80 points, end-to-end action and at times it was like watching a game of touch rugby.

The scoreboard did not lie at the end with South Africa deserved 42-39 winners and the rest of us needing a lie down after a pulsating contest.

The Springboks were under pressure to win with a new dawn of rugby in South Africa under the leadership of Siya Kolisi this was a spectacular occasion which lived up to it’s billing.

Considering how dominant England were in…

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