The All Blacks host a crowd of blindside flankers that will soon disperse as the squad is set to get cut down
After Vaea Fifita tried to impress against the Pumas, Shannon Frizell can show he shouldn’t be cut on Saturday against the Springboks.
The Springboks found Cheslin Kolbe on the right who chipped over for Jantjies, who caught the ball to score his third try in just his second test for South Africa.
The past four games between the two nations have been decided by two points or less, and serves as a dress rehearsal ahead of their highly anticipated Rugby World Cup opener on September 21 in Yokohama.
Frizell admits it’s probably the biggest test of his career as he tries to prove his worth ahead of the World Cup later this year.
With top number six Liam Squire currently unavailable but still a chance for the World Cup, it’s almost now or never to impress for the rest.
“Every game you play you should be treating it as if it’s your last,” Steve Hansen said.
Chiefs hardman Luke Jacobson is another contender after a solid bench debut against the Pumas.
“It’s definitely opened my eyes a lot. It’s a good thing,” Jacobson said.
“Even if I don’t end up staying around here then I’ll take it back to Waikato and help out there as well.”
Another option is skipper Kieran Read, who started his career there.
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