Sport | Springbok debutants and flawless Fassi give Rassie plenty to think about with Welsh drubbing

Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa is congratulated by Aphelele Fassi of South Africa after scoring a try during the Summer Rugby International between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on 22 June 2024 in London, England. (Warren Little/Getty Images)

Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa is congratulated by Aphelele Fassi of South Africa after scoring a try during the Summer Rugby International between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on 22 June 2024 in London, England. (Warren Little/Getty Images)

The Springboks began life as four-time World Champions with a routine 41-13 win over Wales in their Qatar Airways Cup clash at Twickenham in London on Saturday.

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It may only have been an exhibition match, but there was no charity from the Boks at the start of Erasmus’ second stint as national coach as his charges shook off a late first-half surge from the Welsh to keep them scoreless in the second.

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