Lood de Jager in the Lions second Test

Lood de Jager turned game back South Africa’s way | Daniel Gallan

There is a scene in the movie Braveheart where King Edward ‘Longshanks’ orders English archers to rain down arrows on the fighting men at the Battle of Falkirk. “I beg pardon Sire, won’t we hit our own troops,” his deputy asks. “Yes, but we’ll hit theirs as well,” came the tyrant’s response.
There were multiple periods during the second Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions where I was reminded of this bloody scene. During the first half there were casualties on both sides. Pieter-Steph du Toit was upended by Duhan van der Merwe. Cheslin Kolbe suffered what looked like ...

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