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Michael Morris reviews Rugby at Newlands by David McLennan and Chris Schoeman

Rugby at NewlandsVerdict: carrot

A SELECT triumphant, or bloodied, few know the Newlands grounds as intimates of the arena itself, as the field of dreams or of despair.

And the effect, it’s obvious, has always been impressive.

“When you score a try…” Springbok Gio Aplon says, “it’s almost like an earthquake. It’s almost like you are in a room with surround sound.”

This Aplon quote at the beginning of Rugby at Newlands – A History in 50 Test Matches: 1891-2015, is paired with another from a different time.

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