Duhan van der Merwe, the South African who will play for the British & Irish Lions against the Springboks


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Duhan van der Merwe, the South African who will play for the British & Irish Lions against the Springboks

The South African wing Duhan van der merwe will face his native country on Saturday in the first test between the British & Irish Lions and the Springboks.

The back born on June 4, 1995 in George, South Africa is not highly regarded in his country of birth. After playing the M20 World Cup in 2014, he emigrated to Scotland and, after three years, began his career in the Cardo team.

In nine matches played for Scotland he supported eight tries showing his physical and technical power. He was the tryman of the Six Nations 2021 and that is why Warren Gatland summoned him to the British & Irish Lions squad.

Van der Merwe, much criticized in South Africa, will have a great duel on Saturday when he faces one of the figures of the Springboks, Cheslin Kolbe.

“It’s going to be a real challenge,” he said of van der Merwe going head-to-head against Kolbe in the series opener against the Lions.


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