Wales v Boks: key one-on-ones

2014-11-28 07:09

Sport24 Chief writer Rob Houwing identifies a handful of individual match-ups that could help tilt the Wales-SA Test.

Jean, Matfield to face Proteas

2014-11-24 15:29

Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield have both been included in a star-studded Springbok T20 cricket team to face the Proteas.

Jean: Bench made difference

2014-11-22 20:40

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says their bench made a difference in the 22-6 win over Italy in Padova.

Meyer hails 'clinical' Boks

2014-11-16 10:30

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has lauded his team for a clinical performance in yet another wet-weather game as they beat England.

De Villiers wary of 'evolved' England

2014-11-15 07:23

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said South Africa's unbeaten run against England would count for nothing ahead of their clash at Twickenham.

Irish bring Boks back to earth

2014-11-09 18:21

South African rugby came back down to earth with a thud after the heady delight of beating New Zealand just one month ago.

De Villiers under no illusions

2014-11-08 07:54

Jean de Villiers says he and his side are under no illusions about the task facing them in their one-off Test against Ireland.

Odds stacked in Boks' favour?

2014-11-06 20:15

Ireland will face the unfamiliar feeling of being underdogs in their own backyard when they host the Springboks.

Bok skipper: We’re in best nick

2014-10-31 22:32

Jean de Villiers says the Springboks are in fine mental and physical shape for their Euro tour, writes Rob Houwing.

SA Rugby shocked by Meyiwa's death

2014-10-27 10:40

The South African Rugby Union has paid its respects to Senzo Meyiwa, captain of Bafana Bafana who was tragically killed.

Video chat: Jean de Villiers

2014-10-21 13:43

MyPlayers On The Sidelines features your favourite rugby heroes speaking about life on and off the field. This week: Jean de Villiers.

Boks have one eye on World Cup

2014-10-20 23:30

The Springboks began a week of intense preparation for their tour to Europe, but are already casting an eye on next year's RWC.

Boks: Where to from here

2014-10-05 21:30

Rob Houwing has his take on why the Springboks may be tempted to take a largely full-strength squad to Europe.

Boks relieved despite win

2014-10-05 14:07

Amid the thrill of victory there was a palpable sense of relief in the South Africa camp following their triumph over New Zealand.

De Villiers full of belief

2014-10-03 20:01

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers believes his side can beat the world champion All Blacks in Johannesburg.

Five facts: Jean de Villiers

2014-10-01 15:59

MyPlayers Five Facts reveals the personal side of all your favourite SA rugby players. This week: Jean de Villiers...

Springboks fight hard to win

2014-09-27 18:49

South Africa scored three late tries to defeat Australia in a Rugby Championship Test at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

Jean de Villiers opens up

2014-09-25 10:19

MyPlayers On The Sidelines features your favourite South African rugby heroes speaking about life both on and off the field.

Tough loss to swallow - Jean

2014-09-14 08:14

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says mistakes by the visitors were costly in their loss to the All Blacks in Wellington.

Mixed emotions for ton-up Jean

2014-09-11 11:38

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has mixed emotions heading into his 100th Test when the Boks tackle the All Blacks.

Boks axe Steyn for Pollard

2014-09-10 06:48

Handré Pollard will start at flyhalf for the Springboks against the All Blacks in Wellington, with Morné Steyn dropping out.

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.

Will Serfontein really play at 13?

2014-09-03 13:28

There must be a chance the Bok centres will switch positions during or perhaps even just before the Oz Test, believes Rob Houwing.

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.


Boks: Only Jean safe for RWC

2014-11-27 10:02

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is the only player assured of his place in next year's RWC squad, coach Heyneke Meyer has revealed.

Boks: Sneaky Wales plan?

2014-11-24 14:23

Chop 12 minutes off the total game time and Wales might be favourites to beat the Boks, writes Rob Houwing.

Mental approach key for Boks

2014-11-22 08:21

Jean de Villiers has reminded his side to maintain the focus they showed against England when they play Italy.

Boks: Jean won the ‘PR’ too

2014-11-16 17:30

England skipper Chris Robshaw found it near-impossible to laud the winning Boks on TV, writes Rob Houwing

England backs criticised

2014-11-16 10:00

Clive Woodward has criticised the absence of "real footballers" in the Red Rose back division after their loss to the Springboks.

Jean defends his tactics

2014-11-10 13:02

Boks captain Jean de Villiers has defended his decision not to opt for kicks at goal in the first half of their loss to Ireland.

We made too many errors - Jean

2014-11-09 08:50

Jean de Villiers says each and every player will have to take a hard look at himself, come back on Monday and work harder.

Deaths 'like loss in family'

2014-11-07 17:27

The deaths of several SA sporting stars in the past fortnight have been like losing members of one's family, says Jean de Villiers.

Boks already focused on RWC

2014-11-05 09:21

The Springboks are already using their year-end European tour as preparation for next year's Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

Springboks pay their respects

2014-10-30 14:32

The death of three sporting heroes over the past week has brought South Africans together, Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says.

Break gives Boks a lift

2014-10-21 14:22

Jean de Villiers spoke about Monday afternoon’s start to the national training camp as the beginning of the build-up to the 2015 RWC.


Springbok captain Jean de Villiers chats about the team's training camp ahead of the European tour and the reality check on the All Blacks victory.

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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.

Jean had full faith in Lambie

2014-10-05 17:00

Springboks captain Jean de Villiers had little doubt that Patrick Lambie could land the kick which helped them beat the All Blacks.

Boks chasing elusive scalp

2014-10-03 22:37

With the 2015 RWC fast approaching, the Springboks are running out of time to get a psychological edge over the All Blacks.

Boks urged to up mental game

2014-10-03 17:21

Jean de Villiers says the Springboks must overcome a mental block they have against New Zealand if they are to beat them.

Jean: Late charge was Bok plan

2014-09-28 10:00

Bok captain Jean de Villiers has hailed his team's perfect game-plan after their 28-10 victory over Australia at Newlands.

Boks shrug off hype over Oupa

2014-09-26 22:19

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says the team will not be irked by media hype surrounding the selection of Teboho "Oupa" Mohoje.

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.

Jean de Villiers' 100th Test jersey - PICTURE!

2014-09-12 12:08

Jean de Villiers will play his 100th Test in the Green and Gold against the All Blacks in Wellington.

Plaudits for ton-up De Villiers

2014-09-10 08:53

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has heaped praise on captain Jean de Villiers who is set to play his 100th Test.

Long road to 100 Tests - Jean

2014-09-09 10:32

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers cannot quite believe that he is about to play his 100th Test for his country.

De Villiers rues late errors

2014-09-06 17:24

Springboks skipper Jean de Villiers has lamented second half errors after his side went down to the Wallabies in Perth.

Boks need to step up - Jean

2014-08-25 15:32

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is clear that his team need to take a massive step up before they face the Wallabies in Perth.

Jean: Pollard is a class act

2014-08-15 22:30

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says South African flyhalf Handré Pollard "ticks all the boxes" of a world-class flyhalf.

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