Absent O'Connor faces axe

2011-08-20 06:56

James O'Connor may miss the Tri-Nations Test against NZ as punishment for failing to attend Australia's RWC squad announcement.

Carter wrapped in cotton wool

2011-08-08 08:09

Dan Carter is set to be wrapped in cotton wool when the All Blacks head to SA for their Tri-Nations clash in Port Elizabeth.

Boks can't be smug in Durban

2011-08-06 14:11

Despite their clear-cut loss at Eden Park, the Wallabies still pose a serious threat to a stronger Springbok XV this week.

Smith in race against time

2011-07-27 08:21

Juan Smith, who is busy recovering from a Achilles injury, is in a race against time to get fit for the Rugby World Cup.

McCaw set for No 8 shift

2011-07-26 12:57

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw is poised to start at No 8 against South Africa in their Tri-Nations Test in Wellington.

Fitzy: Boks missing a trick

2011-07-26 10:20

South Africa’s World Cup prospects will be dented if they “take another 40 points” against the All Blacks in Wellington.

Kankowski: Boks can down NZ

2011-07-26 08:01

Springbok loose forward Ryan Kankowski feels a victory against the All Blacks in Wellington is indeed possible.

Deysel must beef up Boks

2011-07-25 13:29

The Springboks need to make use of Jean Deysel’s physicality as they try to regain self-respect against the All Blacks.

Four England Tests for Boks

2011-07-25 09:46

The Four Nations tournament will feature two matches each weekend, in a year the Boks will also face England four times.

Boks battered and bruised

2011-07-25 07:48

The Springboks were licking their wounds on Monday ahead of their Tri-Nations clash against New Zealand.

Tough baptism for Bok rookies

2011-07-23 19:10

Peter de Villiers said the rookies in the Bok team which lost to Australia would hopefully realise how tough Test rugby is.

Boks: Grim, but not all gory

2011-07-23 15:40

A sobering first 2011 outing for the Springboks in Sydney, but some shafts of light to cling to nevertheless...

'TN3 teams have RWC edge'

2011-07-23 10:15

Springbok captain John Smit believes that New Zealand, Australia and South Africa have a great advantage going into the World Cup.

It’s the Boks ... by a whisker

2011-07-22 14:06

Never write off the Boks ... that is the message from Sport24 readers ahead of the Tri-Nations clash between Australia and SA.

Cooper under the weather

2011-07-22 08:33

Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper has missed training with a bout of gastritis ahead of the Tri-Nations Test against the Springboks.

Oz ready for physical Boks

2011-07-21 10:31

Australia's returning backrower David Pocock says the Wallabies are prepared for a fierce and physical South Africa challenge.

Boks forced into late change

2011-07-21 06:53

Sharks lock Alistair Hargreaves has been drafted into the Boks' starting line-up for the Tri-Nations opener against Australia.

A dream come true for Kruger

2011-07-20 08:50

Werner Kruger will fulfil a childhood dream when he runs out for the Springboks against Australia in Sydney this weekend.

Boks climb back to No 2

2011-07-19 09:20

South Africa have moved back up the IRB rankings to second in the world, elbowing out Australia, but still some distance behind NZ.

Three to debut for Springboks

2011-07-19 06:53

South Africa have included three uncapped players in their team for the Tri-Nations opener against the Wallabies.

Boks warn Wallabies

2011-07-18 10:57

The stung Wallabies should not underestimate the hunger of a second-string Springbok team, Bok centre Adrian Jacobs has said.

Wallaby shocker bad for Boks

2011-07-18 06:54

The weakened Boks could face a backlash of note when they play a humiliated Wallabies side this weekend.

Injured Boks go hunting

2011-07-15 09:04

Despite being ruled out of the Boks' away leg of the Tri-Nations with injury, Victor Matfield and Fourie du Preez have gone hunting.

Smit confirms Saracens move

2011-07-13 09:15

Springbok skipper John Smit has confirmed he will retire from international rugby after the RWC and join English club Saracens.

Boks' injury list mounts

2011-07-06 14:55

The Springbok medical team have announced 21 players have been put on rehabilitation programmes following medical assessments.


Sonny Bill's future on hold

2011-08-19 10:42

Sonny Bill Williams will confirm which New Zealand Super Rugby franchise will secure his services in 2012 after the Tri-Nations.

Boks can't be smug in Durban

2011-08-06 14:17

Despite their clear-cut loss at Eden Park, the Wallabies still pose a serious threat to a stronger Springbok XV this week.

All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup

2011-08-06 11:19

The All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup after beating Australia 30-14 in Auckland on Saturday.

We let ourselves down - Mvovo

2011-07-27 07:19

Lwazi Mvovo says the Springboks need to learn from their mistakes after letting themselves down in their match against Australia.

Jake: Boks blew golden chance

2011-07-26 11:57

Former Bok coach Jake White believes SA squandered an opportunity to gain a mental edge over Tri-Nations rivals Australia.

Fans owed strongest Bok side

2011-07-26 09:25

Peter de Villiers should've had more regard for the fans when he sent the Bok side to the slaughter, writes Gary Boshoff.

Flip and Aplon heading home

2011-07-26 07:07

Lock forward Flip van der Merwe and fullback Gio Aplon have been ruled out of contention for the All Black Test on Saturday.

Mostert 'surprised' by call-up

2011-07-25 12:53

Sharks second-rower Gerhard Mostert has described his addition to South Africa’s Tri-Nations’ squad as a big surprise.

All Blacks rest key stars

2011-07-25 08:13

New Zealand will rest at least four key players for Saturday's Tri-Nations Test against South Africa in Wellington.

Mostert to join Bok squad

2011-07-23 21:34

Uncapped former Sharks lock Gerhard Mostert will join the Springbok squad in Sydney to cover for a succession of injuries at lock.

Turnovers cost us - Smit

2011-07-23 16:49

Bok skipper John Smit said his team’s inability to compete with Australia at the breakdown played a big part in their defeat.

Wallabies wallop 'B' Boks

2011-07-23 13:51

The Wallabies have exposed the defence of the Springboks, scoring five tries as they romped to victory in Sydney.

Boks vie for World Cup places

2011-07-22 20:13

The Springboks’ Tri-Nations campaign is the last chance for fringe players to earn their place at the World Cup, John Smit has said.

Weather gives Boks a chance

2011-07-22 09:36

The inclement weather predicted for the Olympic Stadium in Sydney will give the under-strength Boks a chance of an unexpected win.

Who'd ever want to be a coach

2011-07-22 07:51

JJ Harmse takes a closer look at the complications and frustrations faced by international rugby coaches.

Rossouw: We've got the best

2011-07-21 09:00

SA lock Danie Rossouw has vehemently rejected suggestions he and his team-mates are part of a second-string Bok side in Australia.

Oz wary of Steyn threat

2011-07-20 12:36

The Wallabies will be making a concerted effort to not give Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn too many shots at goal in Sydney.

Smit warns Bok debutants

2011-07-19 10:47

John Smit is warning his inexperienced Boks line-up to be wary of an Aussie squad desperate to rebound from a humiliating loss.

Cooper, Genia to face Boks

2011-07-19 07:00

Halfbacks Quade Cooper and Will Genia have been restored to Australia's line-up for the Tri-Nations opener against SA.

Smit: Samoa no walkover

2011-07-18 12:23

Springbok captain John Smit believes the days are long gone where Samoa could not be considered one of the best teams in the world.

Ruan in buoyant mood

2011-07-18 08:22

Ruan Pienaar is as excited about this year’s Tri-Nations as he was about wearing the Bok jersey for the first time.

Brüssow, Muller fit to travel

2011-07-15 12:39

Johann Muller and Heinrich Brüssow have been declared fit to travel to Australia and New Zealand with the Springboks.

Boks back Table Mountain

2011-07-14 14:29

The Springboks have thrown their weight behind the campaign to have Table Mountain named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Bok stance no worry for Henry

2011-07-12 09:46

All Blacks coach Graham Henry is not concerned over the Boks' decision to send a weakened side to NZ and Australia in the Tri-Nations.

Deysel added to Bok squad

2011-07-06 09:10

Sharks loose forward Jean Deysel has been added to the Springbok training squad in Cape Town due to a spate of injuries.

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