Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber is counting on pocket-rocket Kwagga Smith to rise to the challenge and fill the void left by injured man-mountain Duane Vermeulen in SA’s pack.

Though Smith may not offer the physical presence that Vermeulen does at No 8, he will pose a different kind of threat to the British & Irish Lions in Saturday’s first Test at Cape Town Stadium (kickoff 6pm)...

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