It probably wasn’t by design but no sooner had Ireland made their big statement in the Six Nations last week than the team they will be hoping to knock off their champions perch in this World Cup cycle made a statement of its own.

The announcement of the Springbok management team, because of what it potentially signifies, might have been an even bigger statement than the one made by Ireland against a French team that on the evidence of the most recent game in Edinburgh might not be all its cracked up to be...

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