SA Super Rugby preview: The centres

Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – In the second of a six-part examination of the South African teams’ resources for Super Rugby 2018, Rob Houwing studies the various midfields … also providing a score out of 10 in each instance for expected level of health in the department. READ: SA Super Rugby preview: […]
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