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One of the most positive things about Saturday’s second Test against Wales in Bloemfontein was that Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber did not seem particularly stung by the result and, even more importantly, he didn’t blame the defeat on his team playing too much rugby.

A Bok defeat is always a calamity for the team’s supporters and a first loss to Wales in SA should not be sugar-coated. Both Nienaber and skipper for the day Handré Pollard made it clear they were disappointed. Their goal was to wrap up the series before this weekend’s third Test in Cape Town...

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