Duane’s absence leaves Boks delicate

2016-10-22 22:25

Rob Houwing wonders whether Duane Vermeulen is fast being deemed an unwelcome dissident, a la Frans Steyn, in Springbok rugby.

Vermeulen fed up with state of SA rugby

2016-10-12 12:31

Duane Vermeulen has vented his anger at the current state of affairs with SA rugby and hit out at the game's administrators.

Duane slams ‘shocking WP defence’

2016-09-12 13:59

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has hit out at his former team, Western Province, who are struggling in this year’s Currie Cup.

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Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has suffered a knee injury while playing for his French club Toulon and was withdrawn from the Bok squad.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


Burger paints bleak future for SA rugby

2016-10-17 09:51

Veteran flank Schalk Burger has called on SA Rugby’s top brass be more proactive to stop young players from leaving the country.

Coetzee keeping an eye on Duane

2016-10-03 15:57

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is keeping an eye on Duane Vermeulen and was happy to see him return to action for Toulon.

Who should be the next Bok captain?

2016-09-02 16:00

Who should the new Springbok captain be after the shock retirement of current skipper Adriaan Strauss?

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.

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