ARTICLES RELATING TO SPRINGBOKS

Sharks 'delay' Bok presser

2014-07-23 15:10

The Sharks' advancement to the Super Rugby semi-finals has meant the Springbok squad announcement will be slightly delayed.

Flip focused on 2015 RWC

2014-07-17 12:25

Flip van der Merwe is only expected back on the field next year, but he's already focused on next year's Rugby World Cup.

Bakkies reveals future plans

2014-07-14 14:09

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has spoken about life in France, the final period of his career and what he has planned for after rugby.

White defends Steyn

2014-07-07 09:00

Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White says Frans Steyn was unfairly criticised after he made himself unavailable for the Springboks.

Springbok front row circus!

2014-07-03 11:04

The 23-man squad has seen the death of the utility bench prop says Tank Lanning, and as such, the Bok selectors must select accordingly.

Where to now for Boshoff?

2014-07-03 05:00

After his debut, the question remains whether Lions flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff can replicate the form which made him a Springbok.

Ankle injury rules out Du Preez

2014-07-01 13:31

Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez will miss the entire Rugby Championship after picking up an ankle injury.

Jean back to No 13 for Boks?

2014-07-01 05:00

If fit for the start of the Championship, Bok skipper Jean de Villiers may find himself at outside centre, writes Rob Houwing.

Five lessons from Bok Tests

2014-06-30 11:24

Herman Mostert outlines FIVE lessons learnt from the Springboks’ matches played over the past month.

Du Preez worry for Springboks

2014-06-30 11:10

Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez's participation in the Rugby Championship is in doubt after he suffered an ankle injury.

Pollard SA’s future: start it now!

2014-06-30 07:49

The Springboks could confidently stick to Handre Pollard at flyhalf for their Championship opener in August, believes Rob Houwing.

Healthy Bok depth displayed

2014-06-29 16:35

South Africa's depth was tested in their 55-6 demolition of Scotland in PE and it has come through with flying colours.

Lood: Boks’ top Scot-hunter

2014-06-29 10:00

Lood de Jager’s all-round lock prowess in SA’s grilling of Scotland reminded of the great Frik du Preez, says Rob Houwing.

Mighty Boks destroy Scotland

2014-06-28 18:57
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The Springboks, missing a number of key players, have thrashed Scotland in their Incoming Series Test in Port Elizabeth.

Matfield warns young Boks

2014-06-28 07:15

Springbok captain Victor Matfield has warned that there rests a deeper responsibility on the shoulders of the younger players.

Bok young guns must step up

2014-06-27 14:28

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says the young players in the team to face Scotland must step up to stake a claim on the team.

Back the young guns - ex-Bok

2014-06-27 09:01

Former Springbok lock Adri Geldenhuys feels more young players could have been given a run for the Boks in the past month.

Test of depth in store for PE

2014-06-26 23:28

For both the Springboks and Scotland, their one-off Test is about seeing what lies beneath their usual pool of talent.

Burger completes comeback

2014-06-26 14:41

Schalk Burger will complete one of the greatest Springbok comebacks in Test against Scotland in Port Elizabeth.

Mvovo out to bury memories

2014-06-26 12:41

Springbok wing Lwazi Mvovo is hoping the bury the bad memories of his Test against Australia back in 2012.

Bok reward for Cheetahs

2014-06-26 11:20

The Cheetahs may be rock bottom in Super Rugby, but at least their fans can smile about their Springbok representatives.

Future No 8 role for Burger?

2014-06-26 09:49

He will wear the the No 7 jersey this weekend, but Schalk Burger may in future feature more at No 8 for the Springboks.

New Boks aided by old hands

2014-06-26 07:07

Bok starters Handré Pollard and Lood de Jager have reason to feel pretty assured about their PE prospects, writes Rob Houwing.

New combinations excite Meyer

2014-06-25 19:03
93 comments

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says that he is excited to see the new combinations on show in their one-off Test against Scotland.

Pollard handed Bok debut

2014-06-25 12:07
254 comments

Handré Pollard is one of five uncapped players who have been named in the Springboks’ match-23 for their Test against Scotland.

 

Juan Smith back in Bok plans

2014-07-23 07:02

Loose forward Juan Smith is likely to make his return to the Springbok fold during this year's Rugby Championship.

New Bok centre combination?

2014-07-15 08:56
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The Boks could enter the Rugby Championship with a new centre combination featuring Jean de Villiers and Damian de Allende.

Carr ready should Boks call

2014-07-07 13:00

Stormers loose froward Nizaam Carr says he's in no rush, but is ready whenever the Springboks need him...

Du Preez out for whole year

2014-07-03 14:12

Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez’s ankle injury is worse than expected and it has now ruled him out for the rest of the year.

Cosatu slams Matfield's cap

2014-07-03 08:07
612 comments

Trade union federation Cosatu has taken a dig at Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer as well as captain Victor Matfield.

Why Hougie may plug Bok gap

2014-07-02 05:00
85 comments

Though seldom unanimously favoured, Francois Hougaard deserves a stab at filling the Bok No 9 vacancy, argues Rob Houwing.

Burger to stay at flank

2014-07-01 10:15

The Stormers have no intention of playing Schalk Burger at No 8 - a position Bok coach Heyneke Meyer would like to see him play in future.

Still questions linger for Boks

2014-06-30 12:26

There is no doubt that Heyneke Meyer will be a very happy man after getting through his third Incoming Series without losing a game.

Pollard looks forward to ABs

2014-06-30 11:10

Handré Pollard may have had a stellar test debut against Scotland, but knows playing a team like the All Black will be the real deal.

Mallett: Boks healthy at lock

2014-06-30 09:01

Nick Mallett says the Springboks' lock stocks look particularly promising with next year's Rugby World Cup in mind.

Pollard SA’s future: start it now!

2014-06-29 22:00
134 comments

The Springboks could confidently stick to Handre Pollard at flyhalf for their Championship opener in August, believes Rob Houwing.

Happy headache for Heyneke

2014-06-29 10:52

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer admits he faces a pleasant selection headache ahead of the Rugby Championship.

Meyer thrilled with squad depth

2014-06-28 22:48
90 comments

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has complimented his squad after the team's commanding performance against Scotland.

As it happened: Boks v Scotland

2014-06-28 15:40

A recap of how the action unfolded between the Springboks and Scotland in Port Elizabeth!

Déjà vu for Bok coach Meyer

2014-06-27 16:02

Heyneke Meyer's Springboks have come a long way since they drew their third and final Test against England in PE in June 2012.

Bookies give Scots no hope

2014-06-27 10:15

The Springboks will comfortably dispatch Scotland in their Test in Port Elizabeth, if local bookmakers are to be believed.

Capacity crowd for PE Test

2014-06-27 07:23

A capacity crowd is expected at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium when the Springboks take on Scotland.

Scotland pick side for PE Test

2014-06-26 15:08

Scottish have made four changes for Saturday's Test against South Africa from the side that beat Argentina in Cordoba.

Pollard 'best No 10 in SA'

2014-06-26 14:41
123 comments

Handré Pollard's Junior Springbok team-mate, Jesse Kriel, says Pollard is currently the best flyhalf in South Africa.

Boks, Bulls lose Flip

2014-06-26 12:38
85 comments

Flip van der Merwe’s season ended with a whimper after he was ruled out for the rest of the year with a knee injury.

Meyer hung out to dry?

2014-06-26 10:02

Tank Lanning believes the Boks will face Scotland with the best balanced side of the year, but is saddened by the quota debate.

Meyer's 'big ask' of Pollard

2014-06-26 08:28
122 comments

Springbok head coach Heyneke Meyer knows he is asking a lot from 20-year old rising star Handré Pollard.

Oupa is no geriatric

2014-06-26 05:00

The inclusion of Teboho "Oupa" Mohoje for the Springboks' Test against Scotland may suggest Heyneke Meyer's change in approach.

Suarez to get Bok biter’s ban?

2014-06-25 14:25

Soccer’s Luis Suarez runs the risk of a similar, seasons-long biting ban to two ‘celebrated’ SA rugby players, writes Rob Houwing.

Saffa amidst Scottish ranks

2014-06-25 11:18

Tyrone Holmes, a former WP and Griquas flank, has been added to the Scotland squad as they prepare to face the Springboks.

 
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