1 year to RWC: Boks take shape

2014-09-19 11:27

Exactly a year to the event, clarity is emerging over the personnel to power SA’s RWC 2015 bid, writes Rob Houwing.

Boks must avoid NZ obsession

2014-09-15 13:25

SA must be wary of jumping ahead to the All Black return clash and first ensure full attention against Oz, says Rob Houwing.

Bok World Cup plans on track

2014-09-14 13:00

Despite losing to the All Blacks, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer believes the result could stand his team in good stead for the World Cup.

Heyneke bemoans error count

2014-09-14 09:39

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has bemoaned a high error count in their defeat to the All Blacks in Wellington.

Pollard key for RWC - Meyer

2014-09-11 06:55

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes young flyhalf Handre Pollard could play a huge part for the team at the Rugby World Cup.

Why Meyer gave Steyn the boot

2014-09-10 10:25

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer believes the Test against the All Blacks is the right one to start with Handré Pollard at flyhalf.

'We can beat the All Blacks'

2014-09-08 13:25

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says his players believe the have what it takes to topple the All Blacks in New Zealand.

Injustice to fire up Boks?

2014-09-07 22:43

If done constructively, SA may channel their anger over Perth events into a mighty assault on NZ, says Rob Houwing.

No comment on yellow - Meyer

2014-09-06 20:54

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer wouldn't be drawn on Bryan Habana's yellow card against Australia, but his mood was clear.

Meyer: Aussies always physical

2014-09-04 07:13

The Boks are gearing up for a physical forwards battle as they look to protect their Rugby Championship lead against Australia.

Will Bok pack be spooked?

2014-09-01 12:13

SA may find it hard against Oz to swiftly banish memories of their scrumming mauling from the Pumas, writes Rob Houwing.

Meyer delighted with Vic return

2014-08-26 05:00

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his delight at the return of lock Victor Matfied to the squad.

Meyer lauds Boks' character

2014-08-24 21:00

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer has hailed the character of his team in the wake of their Rugby Championship victory over Argentina.

Heyneke gets Ice Bucket treatment!

2014-08-23 10:13

Joost van der Westhuizen nominated the Boks to take the Ice Bucket Challenge - and accepted!

Excited Boks aim to improve

2014-08-18 21:03

The Springboks have arrived in Buenos Aires excited about showing improvement in the second match of the Rugby Championship.

Heyneke hails Bok youngsters

2014-08-17 09:01

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer made a point of praising his young players as he looked for positives after a scrappy win over Argentina.

Every point vital for Boks

2014-08-14 14:03

The Springboks will head into this year’s Rugby Championship knowing that every single point counts if they want to win.

Boks have fresh strike potential

2014-08-13 23:00

The unfamiliarity of some positional combinations may be the only impediment to a big Bok win on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

Meyer backs bold selections

2014-08-13 16:30

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has backed his bold selections ahead of their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina.

Boks to go out of comfort zone

2014-08-11 14:22

The Rugby Championship will see the Boks and their coach Heyneke Meyer heading further away from their comfort zone.

Emphasis on tactical kicking

2014-08-06 05:00

Tactical kicking is one of the key areas the Springboks are looking to improve on as they go in search of the Rugby Championship title.

Pollard right Bok fit for Pumas

2014-08-05 13:00

He's advocating brave rugby, so Bok coach Heyneke Meyer must seriously consider Handré Pollard at No 10, urges Rob Houwing.

No Bok lifeline for Kockott

2014-08-05 09:07

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has eliminated any doubt surrounding the international future of Castre scrumhalf, Rory Kockott.

Door open for Bok No 9 jersey

2014-08-05 05:00

Fourie du Preez’ injury may well have opened up an opportunity for the next line to make an impression on Bok coach Heyneke Meyer.

Boks lack cover at five, eight

2014-08-04 12:01

Two positions in the pack look slightly threadbare for depth in the latest Springbok squad, writes Rob Houwing.


Springboks call up Burger

2014-09-17 11:29

Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springboks' Rugby Championship squad in place of the injured Francois Louw.

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.

Boks take positives from loss

2014-09-14 11:33

The Springboks have put a positive spin on their narrow defeat to the All Blacks in a bruising encounter in Wellington.

McCaw: Boks are 'the Test'

2014-09-12 14:57

All Black captain Richie McCaw says playing the Springboks is the ultimate in rugby for New Zealanders.

Pollard draws Gaffie comparisons

2014-09-10 12:03

The Test between New Zealand and SA could be a significant one for Springbok flyhalf Handré Pollard, writes Herman Mostert.

Meyer sidesteps quota issue

2014-09-10 08:53

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer coach has sidestepped questions about the South African Rugby Union's new quota plan.

50% black Boks by 2019

2014-09-08 09:30

SARU have devised a transformation strategy where half the Springbok team represented by players of colour by 2019.

Boks braced for uphill battle

2014-09-07 12:41

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer believes his charges can win in New Zealand for the first time in five years.

No excuses for defeat - Heyneke

2014-09-06 16:09

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has offered no excuses for his team's dying-minute defeat against Australia in Perth.

Boks change 6 for Perth Test

2014-09-03 07:16

The Springbok starting line-up for the Test against Australia in Perth shows six changes from the team which beat Argentina in Salta.

Matfield heaps praise on Meyer

2014-08-26 14:26

Springbok lock Victor Matfield has credited coach Heyneke Meyer who helped convince him to make a comeback in rugby.

Matfield rejoins Bok squad

2014-08-25 19:24

Victor Matfield will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.

Boks: A sickener at scrum-time

2014-08-24 10:06

A trio of loose forwards helped spare Springbok blushes in Salta despite a gruesome scrum pounding, says Rob Houwing.

Smith starts at No 7 for Boks

2014-08-20 17:30

Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta.

Meyer proud of Bok effort

2014-08-17 11:57

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he is proud of his team after they were forced to change their tactics against Argentina.

Springboks wary of Pumas

2014-08-15 05:00

SA will be seeking to avoid any unnecessary scares when they take on underdogs Argentina at the start of their Rugby Championship.

Boks hope big risk pays off

2014-08-14 09:38

The Boks are banking on a midfield combination that is untried and untested in their Rugby Championship match against Argentina.

Boks wary of improved Pumas

2014-08-13 19:30

A change in management and mindset means Argentina will pose a difficult challenge for the Springboks in Pretoria.

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.

Jean hails Smith's Bok return

2014-08-07 05:00

Jean de Villiers has praised the move to bring veteran flank Juan Smith back into the Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship.

Bok conditioning 'a worry'

2014-08-05 17:17

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer is adamant in his belief the Boks won’t be the best in the world until they get their conditioning right.

Backline worries for Bok coach

2014-08-05 11:30

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed concern over continuity in his backline ahead of the Rugby Championship.

Meyer wary of Pumas' threat

2014-08-05 07:38

The Springboks began preparations for the Rugby Championship with a clear warning from coach Heyneke Meyer.

Meyer ready for toughest test

2014-08-04 19:40

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes they will face their toughest Rugby Championship yet since taking the reins in 2012.

Boks have chopped dead wood

2014-08-04 07:34

The Springboks have shed some weaker links from last year’s competition for the 2014 Championship, says Rob Houwing.

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