Bok loosies: Still strong options

2014-09-17 14:06

Stranger things will have happened than for Schalk Burger to be fast-tracked back to a Bok start at Newlands, writes Rob Houwing.

Vermeulen's HUGE tackle!

2014-09-08 10:12

Watch as Duane Vermeulen monsters James Slipper!

Duane: Lessons learnt for Boks

2014-08-06 10:20

Bok No 8 Duane Vermeulen says lessons learned during the June Tests have put them in a great position ahead of the Rugby Championship.

Vermeulen stunned by Wales

2014-06-23 05:00

Springbok eighthman Duane Vermeulen admits South Africa was stunned by Wales in the opening exchanges of the second Test.

Special homecoming for Duane

2014-06-18 08:57

Duane Vermeulen will be hoping for a special performance against Wales when he makes his homecoming appearance in Mbombela.

Vermeulen to lead Stormers

2014-05-29 09:50

Duane Vermeulen will captain the Stormers against the Sharks in Durban after Schalk Burger was ruled out with a neck injury.

Vermeulen defends penalty call

2014-05-18 18:00

Stand-in Stormers captain Duane Vermeulen has defended his decision not to pursue a bonus-point try in their victory over the Force.

Stormers brace for tough battle

2014-04-04 13:25

The pre-match comments by both the Stormers and Waratahs camps suggest there will be a sharp focus on breakdown play at Newlands.

Vermeulen to captain Stormers

2014-04-02 13:18

No 8 Duane Vermeulen will captain the Stormers in their Super Rugby encounter against the Waratahs at Newlands.

Duane, Willie vie for Bok gong

2013-12-02 12:09

Sport24 readers reckon the choice for best Springbok of 2013 is a straight shootout between Duane Vermeulen and Willie le Roux.

Time off for Stormers' Bok trio

2013-11-20 09:20

The Stormers will give Jean de Villiers, Duane Vermeulen and Eben Etzebeth extended rest during their pre-season preparations.

Duane cleans Scottish pipes!

2013-11-18 07:46

Rob Houwing chooses Willie le Roux and Duane Vermeulen jointly as his standout Bok performers in the triumph over Scotland.

9 Boks in Barbarians squad

2013-11-13 10:45

Three more Springboks have been added to the Barbarians squad for a game against Fiji at Twickenham later this month.

SARU 'locks in' top Boks

2013-11-12 10:22

Leading Boks have committed to staying in SA up to the next World Cup, but Rob Houwing wonders just how beneficial that is.

Mallett: Duane keeps Spies out

2013-10-16 11:30

Ex-Bok coach Nick Mallett believes Pierre Spies will find it tough to return to the Bok starting team with Duane Vermeulen there.

Duane: Read best in business

2013-09-13 12:34

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has labelled his All Black counterpart Kieran Read as the best in the world in his position.

Duane: Boks can improve more

2013-08-19 10:18

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen says they can still improve as tougher challenges lie ahead in the Rugby Championship.

Duane finds favour with fans

2013-06-25 15:30

Sport24 readers have backed Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen to replace the injured Pierre Spies for the Rugby Championship.

Double blow for Stormers

2013-05-12 16:45

The Stormers have received a double blow with the news that Rynhardt Elstadt and Duane Vermeulen are heading home.

Vermeulen to lead Stormers

2013-01-30 12:47

Duane Vermeulen will skipper the Stormers in their pre-season match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Sharks v WP in Currie Cup final

2012-10-20 20:59

Western Province have beaten the Golden Lions in their Currie Cup semi-final to reach the final where they will face the Sharks.

No nerves for Vermeulen

2012-09-05 14:27

Duane Vermeulen will make his debut against Australia in Perth - and says he is not feeling nervous ahead of the Test.

Vermeulen relishes Bok call-up

2012-08-31 17:22

Springbok newcomer Duane Vermeulen has said that being included in the squad for the Rugby Championship is a dream come true.

Bok call-ups a big blow for WP

2012-08-29 16:52

WP coach Allister Coetzee says the loss of Duane Vermeulen and Juan de Jongh to the Springboks is disruptive for their planning.

Boks to snatch away Duane?

2012-08-27 12:26

The Springboks, hit by loose-forward blues, may try to make a cheeky, early claim on the services of WP star Duane Vermeulen.


Bok rue lost lineout...

2014-09-15 09:11

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says they will investigate why a lineout close to the All Black tryline went somewhat pear-shaped.

Lineout bolter for Boks?

2014-08-12 07:43

Heyneke Meyer may spring a surprise and thrust the responsibilities of the lineout calls with No 8 Duane Vermeulen.

Duane could miss Bulls clash

2014-07-03 10:34

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has conceded that his team may be without Duane Vermeulen in the derby against the Bulls.

Bakkies Botha goes hunting

2014-06-20 14:18

Injured Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha will be out hunting while the Springboks hunt for another victory against Wales.

Duane tips his hat to Gray

2014-06-17 21:04

Springbok loose forward Duane Vermeulen has lauded the impact forwards coach, Richie Gray has had on his performances.

Execution pleases Coetzee

2014-05-19 07:45

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee praised his team's execution after their clinical 24-8 Super Rugby win over the Force at Newlands.

Duane owes Stormers big one

2014-05-14 11:30

Duane Vermeulen has been hard-grafting more than he has been truly dynamic for the Stormers in 2014, suggests Rob Houwing.

Coetzee: Fourie will aim straight

2014-04-03 10:12

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is confident hooker Deon Fourie's lineout throwing will be better against the Waratahs.

Duane at lock for Stormers?

2014-03-17 07:51

The injury-depleted Stormers could be forced to play regular No 8 Duane Vermeulen at lock in their clash against the Brumbies.

Duane: Our Bok player of year

2013-11-27 14:00

It was a tight race, but Duane Vermeulen cracks the nod as Sport24 standout Bok performer of 2013, writes Rob Houwing.

Boks expect the unexpected

2013-11-19 07:46

The Springboks are wary of the unpredictability of the French as they prepare for their Test at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday.

Duane cleans Scottish pipes!

2013-11-18 07:00

Rob Houwing chooses Willie le Roux and Duane Vermeulen jointly as his standout Bok performers in the triumph over Scotland.

More Boks crack BaaBaas nod

2013-11-12 13:24

The Barbarians have announced that four more Springbok players will represent them when they tackle Fiji later this month.

Read's best, Duane not bad...

2013-10-17 11:53

Sport24 readers say All Black Kieran Read is the best eighthman in the world, but Springbok Duane Vermeulen is a close second.

WP eager to utilise their Boks

2013-10-08 07:45

WP coach Allister Coetzee is likely to utilise his returning Springboks in their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban.

Dynamo Duane tops Bok pops

2013-09-07 18:01

Duane Vermeulen’s best Test showing for SA saw him head Rob Houwing’s Bok ratings on a collectively brilliant day in Brisbane.

Bok boost as Duane trains

2013-07-22 16:30

Rob Houwing says the sight of Duane Vermeulen back training with WP is timely news for the Springboks.

Stormers to catch a break?

2013-05-15 17:05

Stormers loose forward, Duane Vermeulen might return to action sooner than expected after a visit to his local specialist.

Boks: Duane a flank option?

2013-04-17 22:22

There may just be a way around the Pierre Spies v Duane Vermeulen dilemma at No 8 for the Springboks this year ...

Boks: Must Duane show more?

2012-11-13 22:17

Duane Vermeulen has been a model of solidity for SA this season, but a bit of X-factor from the No 8 would not be unwelcome.

WP eager to use all 7 Boks

2012-10-08 22:16

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee is eager to include all seven of his returning Springboks for their clash against the Cheetahs.

Vermeulen gets Bok Test debut

2012-09-05 07:10

Duane Vermeulen will start at No 8 when the Springboks tackle Australia in their Rugby Championship Test in Perth.

Bok fans welcome fresh faces

2012-08-31 09:32

Springbok fans are upbeat about the prospect of Johan Goosen and Duane Vermeulen donning the green and gold in the near future.

New faces in Springbok squad

2012-08-29 11:58

Duane Vermeulen and Johan Goosen have been added to the Bok squad for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.

Vermeulen back for WP

2012-08-14 12:58

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has made six changes ahead of the Currie Cup meeting with GWK Griquas in Kimberley.

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