Mapimpi’s race may be run, but he passed the baton while at full tilt

At 33 he is unlikely to play another World Cup. His dream of winning back-to-back Webb Ellis Cups is now over

05 October 2023 - 22:39 By Liam Del Carme in Toulon

The standout moment of the 2019 showpiece match in Japan, if not the entire tournament, was Lukhanyo Am gifting an unmarked Makazole Mapimpi a no-look pass to seal the Springboks’ first try in a Rugby World Cup final...

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