Test of depth for Boks

2014-10-30 11:39

Shaun says Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer should use the end of year tour to Europe to test the depth of the squad in preparation of next years World Cup.

Duane in line for sports award

2014-10-15 11:11

Bok No 8 Duane Vermeulen and the Springbok Sevens team have been nominated for SA Sports Awards.

Springboks Japan-bound

2014-10-10 10:16

Springbok players and management will visit their clothing sponsors in Japan in an attempt to gain extra technical advantage at the RWC.

Braveheart Duane, dynamo Handre

2014-10-04 22:26

Rob Houwing hands 8/10 ‘distinctions’ to as many as four Boks on his performance card from the memorable victory over NZ.

Boks may delay call on Duane

2014-10-03 14:30

The Springboks could leave the decision on whether to start Duane Vermeulen to the very last moment before facing the All Blacks.

Boks, AB's holding thumbs

2014-09-30 22:00

While the Springboks sweat on the fitness of Duane Vermeulen and Bryan Habana, the All Blacks have worries of their own.

Boks to 'manage' Vermeulen

2014-09-29 12:54

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be managed as he recovers from injury in the build-up to the Test against the All Blacks.

Vermeulen injury mars Bok win

2014-09-28 08:30

The formidable presence of No 8 Duane Vermeulen could be missing from the Springbok arsenal when they play the All Blacks.

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.


High praise for Vermeulen, Pollard

2014-10-30 10:42

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has singled out Duane Vermeulen and Handre Pollard as danger men as his side prepare to face the Boks.

No rest for top Springboks

2014-10-13 10:26

It is unlikely that the Springboks will rest a few key forwards for their year-end tour to Europe next month.

Duane named best forward

2014-10-08 07:42

Springbok and Stormers No 8 Duane Vermeulen has been named as the Western Province Rugby Union's best forward players of the year.

Duane passes late fitness test

2014-10-04 16:59

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has passed his fitness test and will take on the All Blacks at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

Bismarck to start for Boks

2014-10-01 11:38

Bismarck du Plessis will start at hooker for the Springboks when they tackle the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

Duane: No 2 not good enough

2014-09-30 10:22

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen says the team is motivated to prove its worth against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

NZ: Burger fine No 8 Bok fit

2014-09-29 11:12

Unless Duane Vermeulen makes a very swift recovery, Schalk Burger should be eighth-man against NZ, writes Rob Houwing.

Duane heaps praise on Coetzee

2014-09-19 12:50

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen says fellow loose forward Marcell Coetzee has uplifted the team with his strong performances.

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.

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