Krige picks his Bok loose trio

2014-12-11 14:00

Former Springbok captain Corne Krige has revealed who he'd like to see as the Bok loose trio at next year's Rugby World Cup.

No IRB award for Vermeulen?

2014-11-20 11:49

Stand-out Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen won't be lifting the IRB Player of the Year award, if bookmakers are to be believed...

Hartley denies stamping on Duane

2014-11-18 09:05

England hooker Dylan Hartley claims he did not stamp on SA's Duane Vermeulen at Twickenham.

Boks v Eng: 4 big tussles

2014-11-13 22:12

Rob Houwing pinpoints a quartet of one-on-ones that ought to be particularly worth monitoring at Twickenham.

Duane: Keep England under 15

2014-11-11 14:32

The Springboks have set themselves a target of keeping England to under 15 points in their Test at Twickenham.

Vermeulen on the mend

2014-11-04 05:05

The Springboks will be boosted by the return of Duane Vermeulen as they assess their stock ahead of their Test against Ireland.

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.

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.


SARU's plan to stop Euro exodus

2014-11-20 11:49

European clubs targeting Boks after next year’s Rugby World Cup will this time have more of a fight on their hands than before.

R7.8m for Duane in England?!

2014-11-18 10:17

English club Bath are reportedly setting their sights on signing Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen after next year's World Cup.

Vermeulen to return with a bang

2014-11-14 14:22

Shaun says despite Duane Vermeulen's lackluster display against Ireland he expects the no.8 to return to form against England.

Bok duo crack IRB shortlist

2014-11-12 16:39

Willie le Roux and Duane Vermeulen have been named among five candidates for the IRB World Rugby Player of the year.

Duane 'best No 8 in the world'

2014-11-07 11:33

Ireland No 8 Jamie Heaslip has heaped praise on his Springbok counterpart Duane Vermeulen ahead of their clash in Dublin.

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.

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.

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