The Springbok bar appears to be raised and erstwhile captain Warren Whiteley knows to get back in he will have to leap higher than before. "When I’m deserving of another shot at international level I want to be better than what I was before the injury‚ or even last year when I played for the Springboks‚" Whiteley said on Tuesday. The last time he played for the Springboks he led the team against France in 2017, before an abdominal and groin injury and back-to-back knee ligament tears rendered him unavailable to the national cause. In his absence in 2018, Siya Kolisi has taken over the Bok captaincy‚ while Duane Vermeulen has made some forceful contributions from the back of the Bok scrum. Unless deployed in a different position, Whiteley knows he has to dislodge Vermeulen‚ who is unavailable for the Rugby Championship‚ before he can even consider taking the captaincy reins again. "I’ve got a good relationship with Duane‚" said Whiteley. "I made my debut in 2014 when I think he was n...

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