CAPE TOWN – The Springboks cruising somewhat, leading 27-14 and at that stage, a bonus-point victory was on the cards.
There were just less than 20 minutes to go against Argentina at Kings Park, and then the big moment came – Damian Willemse went on to make his Test debut… at flyhalf, nogal.
All week we heard Bok coach Rassie Erasmus say that the Stormers pivot was probably going to be introduced at fullback, just to ease him into things.
Even the 20-year-old himself said afterwards that he didn’t expect to come on with virtually the entire last quarter still to play.
Capetonians would’ve been up on their feet for their new wonderboy, but it soon turned to despair. Dishing out a trademark long pass, Willemse tried to get the Bok attack going.