ARTICLES RELATING TO SPRINGBOKS

Whiteley ruled out of Wales Test

53 minutes ago

Warren Whiteley has joined a long list of players already out of action for the Springboks because of injury.

Jean, Matfield to face Proteas

2014-11-24 15:29

Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield have both been included in a star-studded Springbok T20 cricket team to face the Proteas.

Boks: Sneaky Wales plan?

2014-11-24 14:23

Chop 12 minutes off the total game time and Wales might be favourites to beat the Boks, writes Rob Houwing.

Twitter abuzz with Bakkies love

2014-11-24 13:12

Social media has been abuzz with tributes to Springbok lock Bakkies Botha who has called time on his international career.

Bakkies had a dirty side too

2014-11-24 12:53

Steve has a different view of Springbok lock Bakkies Botha, labeling him a thug and a player that picked on smaller players from the opposition.

Wedding present for Carr's brother

2014-11-24 10:48

New Springbok loose forward Nizaam Carr hopes his stellar Test debut was a proper wedding present for his brother.

Mallett: Nyakane scrummed well

2014-11-24 09:42

Nick Mallett says Bok coach Heyneke Meyer got his scrum substitutions wrong against Italy.

Mallett praises Carr, Le Roux

2014-11-24 07:12

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says Nizaam Carr and Willie le Roux made a big impact in South Africa's win over Italy.

Meyer pays tribute to Bakkies

2014-11-23 12:15

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has paid tribute to Bakkies Botha, who announced his retirement from international rugby.

As Bakkies goes, Eben rises

2014-11-22 22:47

The Boks were so-so as a whole, but most of their tight five put in a crucially solid shift against Italy, writes Rob Houwing.

Bakkies retires from Test rugby

2014-11-22 18:18
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Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his retirement from international rugby.

As it happened: Italy v Springboks

2014-11-22 18:00
76 comments

See how the action unfolded in the Test between Italy and the Springboks in Padova.

Lights to go out on Springboks?

2014-11-21 15:58

The lights could go out - literally - on the Springboks as they tackle Italy in Padova on Saturday.

Van der Merwe injured again

2014-11-21 11:19

Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe’s hopes of making an early comeback from a knee injury have been put on ice.

Defence key against Boks: Brunel

2014-11-21 09:07

Italy coach Jacques Brunel is calling on the Azzurri defence to limit the expected damage against an "extremely efficient" SA.

Brunel hands debut to Vunisa

2014-11-20 18:00

Samuela Vunisa will make his Italy debut against the Springboks in the only change to the side that lost to Argentina.

Two new faces in Bok squad

2014-11-20 14:05

Rudy Paige and Marnitz Boshoff have been called up to the Springbok squad for the last week of their Outgoing Tour in Cardiff next week.

SARU's plan to stop Euro exodus

2014-11-20 11:49

European clubs targeting Boks after next year’s Rugby World Cup will this time have more of a fight on their hands than before.

Meyer takes conservative road

2014-11-20 08:23

As England and the All Blacks go experimental, so the Boks make just the single experimental selection, says Tank Lanning.

Bok duo's tries on shortlist

2014-11-19 18:30

Springbok tries by Francois Hougaard and Cornal Hendricks are among the contenders for the IRPA try of the year 2014.

Kaplan highlights ref errors

2014-11-18 14:15

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan says there were errors made by the officials during the England v South Africa Test at Twickenham.

R7.8m for Duane in England?!

2014-11-18 10:17

English club Bath are reportedly setting their sights on signing Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen after next year's World Cup.

Favourable scan for Le Roux

2014-11-18 07:41

The Springboks have received welcome news with fullback Willie le Roux cleared of any fractures after undergoing a scan.

Reinach's try 'was planned'

2014-11-17 17:15

The move which led to Cobus Reinach's try against England was planned, the Springbok scrumhalf has revealed.

Boks hold breath on Le Roux

2014-11-17 14:31

Fullback Willie le Roux's participation for the remainder of the Springboks' year-end tour is in doubt.

 

Bok’s missing dog found

2014-11-24 16:30

Bok hooker Scarra Ntubeni will be gleefully reunited with his lost (then found) dog after the Bok tour, writes Rob Houwing.

Jannie out of Wales Test

2014-11-24 14:23

Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis has not recovered from a hamstring injury and will miss their final tour game against Wales.

No change in Bok ranking

2014-11-24 14:13

There has been no change in the gap between the All Blacks and the Springboks after the latest weekend of Test matches.

Steyn's kicking more accurate than Lambie

2014-11-24 13:10

Frikkie thinks Morne Steyn has better kicking accuracy than Pat Lambie.

Bakkies epitomised 'Bok rugby

2014-11-24 12:42

Alan says Bakkie Botha will remain a 'true' Springbok because of his ability to dominate the opposition.

Italy v Boks: 5 talking points

2014-11-24 10:48

Herman Mostert highlights five talking points from the Springboks' victory over Italy in Padova.

All change at wing for Boks

2014-11-24 08:27

SA lose a wealth of experience on both wings for Saturday’s tour finale against Wales, writes Rob Houwing.

All change at wing for Boks

2014-11-23 16:06

SA lose a wealth of experience on both wings for Saturday’s tour finale against Wales, writes Rob Houwing.

Heyneke satisfied with win

2014-11-23 10:13
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Jean de Villiers both lauded the performance by SA in their victory over Italy.

Jean: Bench made difference

2014-11-22 20:40

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says their bench made a difference in the 22-6 win over Italy in Padova.

Sloppy Boks battle past Italy

2014-11-22 18:05
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The Springboks have claimed an unconvincing victory over Italy with a late try from Bryan Habana adding some respectability.

Mental approach key for Boks

2014-11-22 08:21

Jean de Villiers has reminded his side to maintain the focus they showed against England when they play Italy.

Paige selection is short-sighted

2014-11-21 15:31

Sean strongly disagrees with the inclusion of Rudy Paige into the Springbok setup.

Boks must build continuity

2014-11-21 10:50

Alan Solomons is pleased Heyneke Meyer has retained the 9-10-12-13 axis against italy, as the Boks need to build continuity.

Paige credits 'Slaptjips' after Bok call

2014-11-21 07:22

New Springbok call-up Rudy Paige is over the moon after his inclusion in the Bok squad.

16 Springboks stats and facts

2014-11-20 16:30

16 stats and facts ahead of the Springboks' end of year Test against Italy at the Stadio Euganio in Padova.

Hougaard's try best of the year?

2014-11-20 13:00

Francois Hougaard's try against the All Blacks at Ellis Park in the Rugby Championship is favourite to win the IRPA Try of the Year.

No IRB award for Vermeulen?

2014-11-20 11:49

Stand-out Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen won't be lifting the IRB Player of the Year award, if bookmakers are to be believed...

Boks go ‘green’ in front row

2014-11-19 22:31

SA will be green, just not in the eco-friendly sense, at prop when they tackle Italy on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

New-look Bok pack to face Italy

2014-11-19 12:34
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Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer has made a number of changes to his forward pack to face Italy at the Stadio Euganeo in Padova.

French referee for Italy v Boks

2014-11-18 12:40

The Springboks will have a French referee in charge of their third end of year Test against Italy at the Stadio Euganeo in Padua.

Hartley denies stamping on Duane

2014-11-18 09:05

England hooker Dylan Hartley claims he did not stamp on SA's Duane Vermeulen at Twickenham.

Boks have big boots to fill

2014-11-17 22:35

The Springboks will be without Jannie du Plessis for their Test against Italy after being ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Boks close gap on All Blacks

2014-11-17 16:00

Following their win over England at Twickenham, the Boks have closed the gap on No 1-ranked New Zealand on the IRB rankings.

Burger was sublime against the Roses

2014-11-17 14:28

Tyronne expects South Africa to comfortably beat Italy and had special praise for Schalk Burger after his performance against England.

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