South Africa is often known for fielding big bruising forwards and in the days of De Villiers and Fourie, Equally as big backs that could bash the door down. Then throw in Frans Steyn, JP Pietersen and each back line player was over 1.90 cm and over 100kgs. Only Habana was the smallest at 180 and Percy was 182. Both were above 90kgs.
Fast forward to the present.
We attacked with Arendse and Kolbe, both under 178, then we had Le Roux at the back, not the biggest player either, but has a bit of height.
Then look at Faf De Klerk, Deon Fourie and all of a sudden we have 5 players that are under 180 both in the pack and forwards.
Now we have Nohambe, we is sure skillful but standing at 164, is it a step too far for a diminutive player.
South Africa is known to physical, how on earth did we sell that one, making teams think that we have big bruising players.
Is down to the likes of PSDT and Etzebeth along with Marx and De Allende bruising them and not to mention Vermeulen.
Maybe Rassie has unlocked a balance that brings all shapes and sizes into his team