Damian De-Allende Siya Kolisi Eben Etzebeth Damian Willemse Steven Kitshoff Malcolm Marx Willie Le-Roux Jaden Hendrikse Frans Malherbe Marvin Orie Kurt Lee Arendse Canan Moodie Evan Roos Franco Mostert Marco Van-Staden London Rugby Jesse Kriel Ireland Damian De-Allende Siya Kolisi Eben Etzebeth Damian Willemse Steven Kitshoff Malcolm Marx Willie Le-Roux Jaden Hendrikse Frans Malherbe Marvin Orie Kurt Lee Arendse Canan Moodie Evan Roos Franco Mostert Marco Van-Staden London Rugby Jesse Kriel Ireland

Bok achiever De Allende gives sneak peek into team bonds on tricky tour: We all respect each other

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In LondonSpringbok centre Damian de Allende gave a rare and telling insight on why their playing and coaching group has ticked on well despite the storms that have surrounded them on their European tour.The Boks have one more game against England at Twickenham on Saturday to complete a tour that's seen serious on-field development from a tactical perspective.There has also been the recent social media storm involving SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus, that's seen him banned by World Rugby for two games, including Saturday's Test.READ | Libbok going from 'strength to strength' as Boks keep faith in WillemseThe players have taken the playing style criticism in their stride, along with the international fallout from the Erasmus ban that's again polarised opinions in the global game.De Allende said equal respect across the team's divide has significantly contributed to a healthy working environment. "We've got good cohesion inside the squad, and everyone respects each other," De Allende said."There's no hierarchy, which is nice, but there's a level of respect for the guys who have been around for a long time.15 Willie le Roux, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox NcheSubstitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Marco van Staden, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Canan Moodie"Even the guy who comes in for a first cap gets the same amount of respect as a senior.

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