Ireland have maintained their Grand Slam push at the halfway point of the Six Nations as they continue their quest to carry momentum into the World Cup, but where do the Springboks stand with less than 200 days to go to the kickoff of rugby’s global showpiece event?

Given that they are in the same pool as SA, Ireland continue to raise a big red flag. Scotland too, for they are also in the group. There has arguably never been as big a prospect of the Boks not making it out of the pool phase as there is at this World Cup...

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