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On Saturday afternoon millions of television viewers, 80,000 Twickenham fans and 45 players will have a flutter of nerves as South Africa and New Zealand prepare for their World Cup semifinal — but not Springboks flanker Schalk Burger.

Not because he does not care about the outcome — ask any of his opponents over his 12-year Springbok career about that — and not because he is unused to a big match atmosphere — this is a man who has won a World Cup final and helped his country beat the British and Irish Lions.

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