Duane Vermeulen warns Springboks against Scotland ‘magician’

Duane Vermeulen warns Springboks against Scotland ‘magician’

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has paid tribute to the threat posed by Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell as the countdown began to Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool B clash in Marseille.

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“He’s a magician with ball in hand. He’s got a massive playbook in his head and is just a fantastic individual player,” said Vermeulen.

“Scotland love to play on quick ball and Finn Russell is the kingpin in that position.

“It’s a guy we really have to sit down and have video sessions on and have a look at what he does.”

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Duane Vermeulen admitted to media that his presence at a third Rugby World Cup tournament was something he had been far from counting on.

“Just before I joined Ulster I was in a tough spot, the body was acting up,” he said.

“I thought maybe I should have called it a day back in 2src1

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