Why a wobble in November?

2010-11-25 10:28

JJ Harmse is wondering how the All Blacks always seems to stroll through their November tour, but the Boks always struggle...

De Villiers cleared to play

2010-11-05 11:44

Centre Jean de Villiers will win his 64 cap for South Africa against Ireland after passing a late fitness test in Dublin.

Boks' eye gouging plea fails

2009-12-02 08:41

The Boks' plea for further action after the alleged eye gouging incident by Ireland's Jamie Heaslip has fallen on deaf ears.

The Irish counted in Afrikaans

2009-11-29 22:00

When Victor Matfield realised that Irish lock, Paul O'Connell, was counting with him in Afrikaans, he could not believe it.

Smit: We paid the penalty

2009-11-29 14:22

South Africa deserved to lose against Ireland because they weren't clinical enough, admitted their captain John Smit.

Bakkies out of Ireland clash

2009-11-28 07:53

The Boks have suffered a major blow ahead of their clash against Ireland, with Bakkies Botha ruled out with a back injury.

Pacy BJ answers Bok SOS

2009-11-27 14:29

Props are not known for their speed but Bok front-ranker BJ Botha would have rivaled Usain Bolt when he answered the Boks’ SOS.

De Villiers changes his plans

2009-11-26 22:29

Jean de Villiers was forced to cancel his original plans after his inclusion in the Bok 22-man squad to tackle Ireland.

Smit back at hooker

2009-11-26 15:09

Skipper John Smit has reverted back to hooker for the Boks' final end of year tour Test against Ireland at Croke Park in Dublin.

Sexton can be the 'X-factor'

2009-11-26 07:38

Jonathan Sexton is the new golden boy of Irish rugby and it was simply a question of time before he would be picked.

Steyn wants to end on a high

2009-11-25 22:58

Morné Steyn would really like to wrap up a dream year with a win against Ireland in the Boks final Test of the year.

Smit shift leaves headaches

2009-11-25 10:53

John Smit is set to move back into the Bok No 2 jersey for the showdown against Ireland at Croke Park in Dublin.

Boks delay naming team

2009-11-23 16:54

The Springboks have delayed until Thursday the naming of the squad of 22 that will face Ireland at Croke Park in Dublin.

Boks need more than talent

2009-11-23 07:46

Having self-confidence is always a huge ally, but it can so easily become the enemy if it is not utilised correctly.

Bumpy landing for Boks

2009-11-22 20:56

The Springboks’ bumpy flight from Venice to Dublin was a smooth ride compared to the welcome the tourists can expect this week.

Boks desperate for a win

2009-11-20 17:19

SA goes into its match with Italy on Saturday aiming to snap a three-game losing streak on its northern-hemisphere tour.

Smit praises Rolland

2009-11-20 15:40

Bok captain John Smit has praised Alain Rolland, who will officiate the SA vs Italy test after a week of criticism of referees.

Kankowski keeps Bok spot

2009-11-19 14:53

The retention of Ryan Kankowski at No 8 and merciful “rest” opportunities for Victor Matfield and Beast Mtawarira.

Venter sympathetic to Boks

2009-11-18 16:02

Saracens Director of Rugby Brendan Venter was measured in his assessment of the Springboks’ loss to his charges.

Could Smit return to No 2?

2009-11-18 08:30

Rob Houwing suspects the vexing Springbok tighthead prop issue isn’t about to go away heading into the Test against Italy.

Habana off the hook

2009-11-17 15:28

A charge of foul play for allegedly kicking an opponent has been dismissed against Springbok wing Bryan Habana.

SA feel to Saracens squad

2009-11-17 07:52

Wikus van Heerden will captain a Saracens side containing 10 South Africans when they face the Springboks at Wembley.

Brendan Venter gets the boot

2009-11-16 20:16

Saracens’ director of coaching Brendan Venter was asked to leave a Springbok practice at Old Albanians training ground.

Anthem fiasco also flag fiasco

2009-11-16 16:10

Not only was the SA anthem butchered, the SA embassy has said it also noticed that the SA flag was flown the wrong way around.


Bok legends v England legends

2010-11-23 12:27

South African and England fans in London can get themselves in the mood for Saturday’s Test with a clash between rugby legends.

Stegmann gets Bok start

2010-11-04 17:17

Deon Stegmann will make his Test debut in a much-changed Springbok line-up against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

'Boks must be well managed'

2009-11-30 14:21

Bok coach Peter de Villiers says a strategy needs to be adopted to ensure that the country's top rugby players are carefully managed.

Heaslip: Boks are not ladyboys

2009-11-29 16:06

Ireland's Jamie Heaslip was full of praise for the Bok’s physicality at the end of a long season after his team’s victory.

Boks crash at Croke Park

2009-11-28 18:27

Peter de Villiers's Springboks have lost their final end of year tour Test against Ireland at Croke Park in Dublin.

SA, Ireland too close to call

2009-11-28 07:19

The press coming out of Ireland makes out that the Irish are preparing to go to war, and not just preparing for a rugby match.

Irish, SA set for bitter 'war'

2009-11-27 09:19

Ireland will take on SA this weekend in what is essentially a mini World Cup final two years away from the real thing in NZ.

Smit: It's like riding a bike

2009-11-26 22:29

It's like riding a bike for Smit, a lucky break for de Villiers, just reward for Olivier and little sleep for Dewald Potgieter.

Wet and windy in Dublin

2009-11-26 09:33

Weather forecasts suggest the Boks will have to settle a British & Irish Lions score in wet and windy conditions, writes JJ Harmse.

Jean to rescue Boks?

2009-11-25 23:34

Jean de Villiers, who plays for Munster in Ireland, has been included in the Bok team to replace the injured Adrian Jacobs.

Brüssow denies his own impact

2009-11-25 14:43

Flank Heinrich Brüssow has typically downplayed his role in changing the way the Springboks approach the game.

Irish spring a surprise on Boks

2009-11-25 07:41

An Irish surprise package in the form of Jonathan Sexton awaits the Springboks in their Test against Ireland.

Doubts remain despite victory

2009-11-23 10:39

Despite the Boks recording their first tour win against Italy, Gary Boshoff is concerned ahead of their Test against Ireland.

Boks have a prop(er) problem

2009-11-22 23:06

The Boks could give themselves a pat on the back for beating Italy, but now need to carefully choose their team for Ireland.

Boks end losing streak

2009-11-21 17:46

The Springboks have beaten Italy in their Test match at Udine, ending the team's losing streak on their northern-hemisphere tour.

Mallett pays tribute to Div

2009-11-20 16:50

Italy's SA coach Nick Mallett has paid tribute to Bok coach Peter de Villiers ahead of the international at the Stadio Friuli.

Boks lean on Bakkies's beef

2009-11-20 13:02

There's been heat on the Bok front row of late, but maybe the examination of where it's gone wrong needs to go beyond No's 1, 2 and 3.

Div: Mission accomplished

2009-11-19 07:41

Try everything and keep what is good. That is probably the life’s lesson SA coach Peter de Villiers has learned on the European tour.

Bok front 5 options narrow

2009-11-18 14:27

SA’s bid to break their European tour duck at the fourth attempt, against Italy on Saturday, is being bedevilled by a lethal cocktail.

Saracens add to Boks' woes

2009-11-17 23:53

A Saracens outfit including 10 South Africans handed the Springboks the third straight defeat of their rugby tour at Wembley.

Boks out to 'rescue' tour

2009-11-17 14:34

The Springboks have a chance to "rescue" their European end of year tour when they face Saracens at Wembley.

Injuries may force Bok changes

2009-11-16 22:43

Injuries to Bismarck du Plessis and Schalk Burger may result in a different looking Springbok pack for the Test against Italy.

Habana cited for kicking Clerc

2009-11-16 17:03

South Africa wing Bryan Habana has been cited for kicking France's Vincent Clerc in the face during Friday's Test match.

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