Jean Kleyn. (Photo by: Hans van der Valk/Getty Images)
- Bok lock Jean Kleyn will get a chance to tackle his former national Ireland on Saturday.
- Kleyn played for Ireland at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
- The 30-year-old says he’s a “different person” now and doesn’t let “outside noise” distract him.
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Saturday’s Rugby World Cup game between champions South Africa and Ireland will be a unique one for Springbok lock Jean Kleyn.
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The 30-year-old could be in line for his sixth Test appearance for his country of birth after he was picked on the bench for the potential Pool B decider.
Four years ago during the last World Cup in Japan, Kleyn won the last of his five caps for Ireland.
This World Cup is the first edition of the competition since laws changed to allow a player to feature for a second country they qualify to represent, following a stand-down period from international rugby.
“The two are quite detached to me. I was a d
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