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It's a rare sight to witness the Springboks outmuscled at the breakdown area, but they were coming off second best as the hosts threw numbers into the contact area, especially in the first hour.
And on day one at Old Trafford he saw his skipper sent off for reacting to Meireles coming off second best in a tackle.
LIGHTNING BOLT: Jamaican sprinting sensation Usain Bolt NUMBER ONE: GB's F1 champion Jenson Button MAIN MANN: Ricky Hatton is left on the canvas after coming off second best in his world title fight with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in May
50), heavily backed when coming off second best at Market Rasen last month, can make amends in the Ros Reay Novices' Hurdle.
Carm Q Glam W 33 37 GLAMORGAN WANDERERS proved it is possible to win matches when your forwards are coming off second best.
37 GLAMORGAN Wanderers showed in a thrilling Premiership game at the Park that it is possible to win matches when your forwards are coming off second best.
Hodgson was targeted by New Zealand's powerful ball-carriers in Saturday's 37-20 defeat - coming off second best.
Once again, it appears that the innocent relatives of the victims are coming off second best.
BLUES star Stephen Kelly is unlikely to be volunteering for penalty-taking duty this season - after coming off second best to the Birmingham Mail.
Tim Easterby's charge was giving away nearly a stone when coming off second best by a length and a half over this course and distance last week.
I can't fault the service for the town centre, but we are coming off second best in the rural areas.