ARTICLES RELATING TO SPRINGBOKS

Scrum will be fixed - Matfield

2014-08-29 18:37

Veteran Springbok lock Victor Matfield says careful attention has been paid to their scrum as they prepare to board the plane.

The great Juan Smith mystery

2014-08-29 12:26

Never a dull moment at SARU as the Springboks head to Australasia sans Willem Alberts - and Juan Smith.

Toulon bank on Juan Smith

2014-08-28 16:00

Springbok flank Juan Smith is likely to feature for Toulon against Racing Metro in the French Top 14 this weekend.

Boks have tour edge at hooker

2014-08-28 13:00
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South Africa are very settled in one particular department where both NZ and Oz are slightly ailing at present, writes Rob Houwing.

RWC training venues named

2014-08-26 17:33

The Springboks' training venues for next year's Rugby World Cup in England and Wales have been announced.

Ex-Bok props: No need for panic

2014-08-26 13:11

Three former Springbok props feel there's no need for panic when it comes to the Bok front row.

England get extra RWC comfort

2014-08-26 11:39

Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage of their regular training base as they bid to win the 2015 RWC.

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Watch Springbok and Sharks flank Marcell Coetzee sing Elvis Presley's hit 'suspicious minds'.

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Meyer delighted with Vic return

2014-08-26 05:00
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his delight at the return of lock Victor Matfied to the squad.

Aussies tip Bok win in Perth

2014-08-25 17:38
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Bok fans may be feeling a bit fragile about their team, but Oz counterparts are even bleaker, writes Rob Houwing.

Lood goes 'missing' in tackle

2014-08-25 14:05
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Springbok and Cheetahs lock Lood de Jager, the 'next big thing' in the second row, has been 'missing in action' of late.

Bok prop's season over

2014-08-25 10:28

Springbok prop Frans Malherbe will be sidelined for the rest of the year after sustaining a serious injury to his right ankle.

Scrum woe: Ex-Bok props pipe up

2014-08-25 07:43
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Concerned former Bok front-rowers have sounded off about the unedifying scrumming retreat in Salta, writes Rob Houwing.

Boks: A sickener at scrum-time

2014-08-24 10:06
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A trio of loose forwards helped spare Springbok blushes in Salta despite a gruesome scrum pounding, says Rob Houwing.

Springboks sneak past Pumas

2014-08-23 23:48
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The Springboks have claimed a narrow win over Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash in Salta.

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The Springboks were challenged to the Ice Bucket Challenge by former Bok great Joost van der Westhuizen - and gladly accepted!

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NZ worried about Boks - Corry

2014-08-22 13:11

Former England loose forward Martin Corry believes the All Blacks' aura of invincibility is slowly waning ahead of the World Cup.

Wallabies accept Joost's challenge

2014-08-22 10:30

Wallaby scrumhalf Nic White has accepted Joost van der Westhuizen's Ice Bucket Challenge.

NZ worried about Boks - Corry

2014-08-22 09:06

Former England loose forward Martin Corry believes the All Blacks' aura of invincibility is slowly waning ahead of the World Cup.

Why Pumas are tough at home

2014-08-21 14:38

Springbok hooker Tiaan Liebenberg has revealed about what makes Argentina a tough opponent on home ground.

Boks can rule skies in Salta

2014-08-20 22:47

The feel-good recall of Juan Smith for SA only adds to their array of healthy lineout options on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

Bok scrum must spoil ‘50th’

2014-08-20 11:34

Their egos slightly dented at Loftus, it is time for the Bok scrum to get even against the Pumas in Salta, suggests Rob Houwing.

Matfield misses Argentina flight

2014-08-19 15:14

Springbok lineout kingpin Victor Matfield has not made the trip to Buenos Aires along with the rest of the side.

Beast, Jannie need a rest!

2014-08-19 10:02
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Coach Heyneke Meyer should rest Beast Mtawarira and Jannie du Plessis for the Boks' match against Argentina, says Adnaan Mohamed.

No change in IRB rankings

2014-08-18 14:30

There has been no change in the Top 12 of the IRB world rankings following the opening round of the Rugby Championship.

 

Alberts loss is Bok headache

2014-08-29 14:22

The loss of Willem Alberts is a bitter blow for the Springboks ahead of their departure for Perth and their Test against Australia.

Whitely drafted in for Alberts

2014-08-28 20:36
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Warren Whitely will replace Willem Alberts, who has been ruled out of the Springboks’ Rugby Championship tour to Australasia.

Le Roux happy at fullback

2014-08-28 14:16

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux says he has settled in the role coach Heyneke Meyer has entrusted him with.

Do Boks understand finer nuances?

2014-08-28 09:24

Jonathan Kaplan has questioned whether the Boks understand the nuances at scrums and breakdowns.

Matfield heaps praise on Meyer

2014-08-26 14:26
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Springbok lock Victor Matfield has credited coach Heyneke Meyer who helped convince him to make a comeback in rugby.

Bookies slash All Blacks odds

2014-08-26 12:00

Despite the Springboks heading the Rugby Championship log, bookmakers have cut the odds on the All Blacks lifting the trophy.

Smith: It was my darkest day

2014-08-26 10:26
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Springbok flank Juan Smith has described the Test against Argentina in Salta as the darkest day in his rugby career.

I’ll be ready, insists Alberts

2014-08-26 09:07

Willem Alberts says he’ll be ready to play for the Springboks in their Rugby Championship encounter against Australia in Perth.

Matfield rejoins Bok squad

2014-08-25 19:24

Victor Matfield will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.

Boks need to step up - Jean

2014-08-25 15:32

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is clear that his team need to take a massive step up before they face the Wallabies in Perth.

Louw, Coetzee Bok standouts

2014-08-25 13:11

The performances of Bok loose forwards Francois Louw and Marcell Coetzee against Argentina will please coach Heyneke Meyer.

Bok scrum 'embarrassing'

2014-08-25 09:07
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Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says the Boks' scrum performance against Argentina at the weekend was a bit embarrassing.

Meyer lauds Boks' character

2014-08-24 21:00
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Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer has hailed the character of his team in the wake of their Rugby Championship victory over Argentina.

As it happened: Argentina v SA

2014-08-23 23:50
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See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship clash between Argentina and SA in Salta.

Heyneke gets Ice Bucket treatment!

2014-08-23 10:13

Joost van der Westhuizen nominated the Boks to take the Ice Bucket Challenge - and accepted!

Tutu wants more black Boks

2014-08-22 13:30
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Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says SA deserves to have a Springbok team representative of its rainbow nation.

Springboks accept Joost's Ice Bucket Challenge!

2014-08-22 13:11

The feel-good recall of Juan Smith for SA only adds to their array of healthy lineout options on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

Warm and clear in Salta

2014-08-22 09:07

Argentina and SA have been cheered by the weather forecast as they prepare for their Rugby Championship Test in Salta.

Smit: Beat All Blacks now!

2014-08-22 07:31
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Former Springbok captain John Smit says it is important for the Boks to beat the All Blacks in this year's Rugby Championship.

Nyakane just chopped liver?

2014-08-21 10:35

Trevor Nyakane must feeling a bit like chopped liver at the moment, or like a window dressing selection, writes Tank Lanning.

Smith starts at No 7 for Boks

2014-08-20 17:30
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Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta.

Smith at No 7 for Boks?

2014-08-20 07:49
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Is Juan Smith in line for a start in the Springbok No 7 jersey for their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Salta?

Webb Ellis Cup lands in SA

2014-08-19 12:56

The Webb Ellis Cup has completed its first day in South Africa as part of the fifth leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

Excited Boks aim to improve

2014-08-18 21:03

The Springboks have arrived in Buenos Aires excited about showing improvement in the second match of the Rugby Championship.

Whiteley could make his debut

2014-08-18 14:18

New Springbok call-up Warren Whiteley could well find himself playing a bigger part in this weekend’s Rugby Championship game.

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