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Whatever the effect on morale of Eben Etzebeth potentially vacating RWC, from a purely staffing perspective the Boks are dreamily covered at lock, says Rob Houwing.
South African duo Cobus Reinach and Franco Mostert have been named in the English Premiership Team of the Year for the 2018/19 season.
Two previous winners, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Malcolm Marx, are among the five nominees for the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year Award.
Springbok lock Franco Mostert is still waiting for clearance from World Rugby before he can start his stint with Gloucester.
Franco Mostert and Pieter-Steph du Toit could start as the lock pairing for the Springboks when they tackle France in Paris.
Jaco Kriel is finally ready to make his Gloucester debut this weekend, but Springbok team-mate Franco Mostert has been ruled out on contention.
The tug-of-war between the Lions and Gloucester over the services of Springbok lock Franco Mostert even has national coach Rassie Erasmus confused.
Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann says he expects Springbok lock Franco Mostert to arrive for duty at the English club next month.
Rob Houwing identifies a trio of key Springbok forwards (Messrs Mostert, Kolisi and Du Toit) who may be dangerously near to burnout.
The Springboks put in the hard yards in Buenos Aires this week in preparation for the Test against Argentina in Mendoza.
He’s still not the most ‘fashionable’ player in the Springbok squad, But Franco Mostert’s ceaseless energy is a swelling asset, writes Rob Houwing.
Springbok lock Franco Mostert will make his first start for Gloucester on Friday after a lengthy dispute with the Lions.
Springbok lock Franco Mostert made his debut for Gloucester on Saturday, but the Lions are still unhappy with how his deal to join the English club materialised.
The contractual dispute between the Lions and Gloucester over the services of Franco Mostert has been escalated to World Rugby.
It may take a while before Springbok lock Franco Mostert turns out for his new club Gloucester.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has opted against fighting to use Franco Mostert for Saturday's Test against England.
Springboks Elton Jantjies, Aphiwe Dyantyi and Warren Whiteley will start for the Lions in their Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks.
The Lions and their CEO, Rudolf Straeuli, are fighting with all their might to keep Springbok lock Franco Mostert at Ellis Park in 2019.
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus has upped the ante in the scrap between Messrs Mostert and Du Toit for rights to the No 5 shirt, writes Rob Houwing.
Fiddling with combinations in the Springbok loose trio has been commonplace of late … and it may not stop for the away clash with Argentina, says Rob Houwing .
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