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LIST | 5 Famous rugby myths debunked

2. Dad’s Army

The 2003 World Cup winning side were portrayed as doddery old buggers who got to training sessions using pensioner bus passes.

Martin Johnson’s champions were no spring chickens, but they weren’t exactly wrinklies either.

Maybe their static game enhanced the impression. But the average age of the World Cup final starters, 28, matches the Springboks’ current first XV and you don’t see anyone giving Faf de Klerk a walking stick.

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