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Monday Feb 8, 2021

Faf de Klerk shows yet again why he's the world's most aggressive defensive scrum-half

South African Faf de Klerk has easily established himself as one of the best scrum-halves in the world. The debate surrounding best defender at the position should now be closed after his performance in Sale’s 20-13 victory against Bristol this weekend.

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De Klerk continues to set a high standard with his sheer determination and work rate. Multiple encounters with larger foes show that he’s never one to shy away from contact.

WATCH: Faf de Klerk’s huge defence on Nathan Hughes

He seems to thrive on the frustration he causes and the constant niggle that typically ensues.

One of those encounters came in the first half as de Klerk introduced himself to up-and-coming Wales star Ioan Lloyd.

Frequent de Klerk target Nathan Hughes was also reminded once again that size doesn’t always matter.

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