Boks 'comfortable' without Duane

2016-08-15 22:18

Less than a year ago, the thought of the Springboks going into the Rugby Championship without their talisman Duane Vermeulen was almost unthinkable.

Injured Vermeulen out of Bok squad

2016-08-13 13:01

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has suffered a knee injury while playing for his French club Toulon and was withdrawn from the Bok squad.

Whiteley gives Boks 'different' dynamic

2016-06-23 15:00

Warren Whiteley will earn his first Springbok start in Saturday's series-decider against Ireland in Port Elizabeth.

Bok starting role for Jaco Kriel?

2016-06-21 07:20

Injuries in the loose trio could see Jaco Kriel and Sikhumbuzo Notshe make their Springbok debuts against Ireland in PE.

Double No 8 injury concern for Boks

2016-06-19 07:14

The Springboks face an anxious wait over the fitness of the only two specialist No 8s in the current squad - Duane Vermeulen and Warren Whiteley.

Duel with Heaslip excites Vermeulen

2016-06-08 12:25

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen is relishing the prospect of facing Irish counterpart Jamie Heaslip.

No captaincy regrets for Duane

2016-06-07 16:37

No 8 Duane Vermeulen has no regrets about not being handed the Springbok captaincy and fully supports new leader Adriaan Strauss.

Whiteley v Duane: Who should start?

2016-06-02 12:38

One of the big decisions facing coach Allister Coetzee ahead of the first Test against Ireland on June 11 is who to start at No 8.

Lambie or Strauss for Bok skipper?

2016-05-26 09:00

Pat Lambie and Adriaan Strauss are believed to be the two strongest candidates for the Springbok captaincy role.

Mallett picks Duane as his Bok skipper

2016-05-25 10:01

Former national coach Nick Mallett has selected the Springbok starting XV he feels should run out against Ireland.


Boks shedding too many toughies

2016-08-14 10:03

The Boks are left even lighter on known ‘mongrel’ for the Championship with news of Duane Vermeulen’s side-lining, writes Rob Houwing.

Vermeulen named Toulon skipper

2016-08-01 14:20

French giants Toulon have appointed Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen as club captain for the upcoming season.

Overseas Boks will be sharper soon

2016-06-22 11:11

Rob Houwing on why any Euro-based Boks infused to the Championship drive should be better-primed then than they are at present.

Elbow injury rules Vermeulen out of PE decider

2016-06-20 19:25

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has been ruled out of the deciding third Test against Ireland because of an elbow injury.

Lambie named Bok vice-captain

2016-06-09 17:52

Though he was reluctant to give him the title, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has named Patrick Lambie as vice-captain.

Vermeulen relishes reunion with Coetzee

2016-06-08 08:02

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen is relishing the prospect of rekindling his working relationship with new coach Allister Coetzee.

Duane: My contract states I can play Tests

2016-06-07 12:52

Duane Vermeulen says he never considered not representing the Boks despite threats over not receiving compensation from his French club.

Coetzee rules out overseas captain

2016-05-30 08:20

New coach Allister Coetzee has said that he wants his Springbok captain to be based in South Africa.

Duane issue: Bok tipping point?

2016-05-25 14:00

Duane Vermeulen’s loyalty dilemma could have big ramifications for future SARU Test policy on foreign-based players, suspects Rob Houwing.

Springbok ultimatum for Duane

2016-05-23 07:24

SA Rugby has reportedly instructed Duane Vermeulen to report for Springbok duty on June 5.

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.