What was noticeable at King’s Park before his red card was that he was starting to require walking repairs. , something you would expect from an older body. There were some who have played the game who also pointed out, when it was learned that perhaps Brits had thrown the first punch, which was why he was carded, that it is when you get older, and the physical contact becomes more telling, that rugby players tend to become more involved in off-the-ball incidents. Bok coach Erasmus knows full well that Brits may face a challenge to keep his body intact through a whole Super Rugby season. But why should he need to? Surely if Erasmus just wants him to play a role in the World Cup, then there is something to be gained from minimising his workload now that he has proved he does still have the ability. Brits is facing a bigger workload now than he is used to. In the English premiership, and particularly at Saracens, the players’ workload of players is carefully managed, and they playerss...

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