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The Springboks passed a tough test at Murrayfield on Saturday‚ on their slog through Britain and France to add another small entry in coach Rassie Erasmus’s improving catalogue. The 26-20 win over a very good Scotland team was the Boks’ seventh of 2018 and their third away win of the season‚ which is as many road wins as they achieved in two years under Allister Coetzee. Erasmus inherited a team in disarray after two seasons of record losses and embarrassing performances. He has slowly pieced the parts back together to make the Boks a force in world rugby again. They are still some way off the consistent standard set by New Zealand‚ Ireland and even Wales‚ who have been under the same head coaches for a collective 22 years. The Boks are on their third coach in as many years and while their consistency and depth is not at the same level‚ they are as good as any of those teams on their day. And even on a bad day‚ the Boks are competitive again. Erasmus’s decision to give Embrose Papie...

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