IT TOOK a while, almost an hour in fact, for the Springbok machine to splutter into life but once it did, it steamrolled Georgia and rumbled to a big win at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.
Not that this somewhat disjointed performance came as much of a surprise. After all, it had been over 600 days since the world champions were last in action and some rust was to be expected.
There were early signs that the cogs were well greased despite the previous inertia.
Georgia opened the scoring through a Tedo Abzhandadze penalty on three minutes, but the Boks bounced back two minutes later w...
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