The only disadvantage the Springboks have going into the Rugby World Cup final against England on Saturday is the short turnaround week.

While the Boks were digging deep before squeezing home against Wales in their semifinal at Yokohama Stadium, the England players had their feet up after already having a day to recuperate from their bruising clash with New Zealand. It is a significant disadvantage...

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