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Kolisi captains South Africa’s Rugby World Cup squad as Pollard, Am and de Jager miss out

Siya Kolisi was chosen Tuesday to captain South Africa in its Rugby World Cup title defense despite not playing a test yet this year, while flyhalf Handre Pollard was among a trio of winners from four years ago to miss out and leave the Springboks with questions in key areas.

First-choice No. 10 Pollard was out because of a calf problem that has sidelined him since June, leaving coach Jacques Nienaber to put all his faith in newcomer Manie Libbok, who made his first test start last month but was the only specialist flyhalf in the World Cup squad and…

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