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What better way to understand the intricacies of defending the midfield than by listening to Irish rugby legend, Brian O’Driscoll talk Austin Healy through it on Rugby Tonight? Brian runs through three different scenarios which may occur on a rugby field and what his responses would be to each. It’s interesting hearing what he has to say and is quite apt considering the fresh meat the Springboks have picked at 13 for this weekends clash against the Wallabies. I hope that Jan Serfontein has watched the clip. Whilst listening to Brian, I noted two things: Firstly, he regards defending at 13 to be the toughest defensive position on the park; and secondly I get the feeling that I want to hear him speak about rugby for the rest of my days.

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