Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Former Springbok defence coach John McFarland discusses the influx of SA players in Japan and previews the Boks' clash at Wembley.
The Springboks and the All Blacks may be foes on the field, but they have a lot of time for each other off of it.
Springbok defence coach John McFarland has spoken about the struggles the squad faced after their loss to Japan.
Springbok defence coach John McFarland says Japan will not be taken for granted when the two teams clash.
Springbok defence guru John McFarland was a welcome guest at the Lions’ training session in Johannesburg.
Springbok assistant coach John McFarland believes the Northern Hemisphere conditions favours the South African players.
Springbok defence coach John McFarland says they have taken note of the dangerous back three of Scotland ahead of their Test in PE.
Bok defence coach John McFarland says the centre combination of Frans Steyn and JP Pietersen worked well against the World XV.
The Springboks' sound defensive structure has become a source of attack, defence coach John McFarland believes.
Defensive coach John McFarland says the Springboks are far better prepared for the 2013 international season.
The positions of the Springbok assistant coaches remain unclear after head coach Heyneke Meyer stepped down from his role.
Springbok defence coach John McFarland believes his team are in a good space ahead of their quarter-final clash against Wales.
The Springboks will thump Japan by a large margin in their opening Rugby World Cup, if local bookmakers are to be believed.
Springbok defence coach John McFarland tried his best to remain positive as post-mortems of Saturday’s loss to Argentina continued.
Springbok defence coach John McFarland says he expects Wales to test their new back trio in Saturday's Test in Cardiff.
The Springboks will be buoyed by their recent defeat in Perth, South Africa's defence coach John McFarland said in Cape Town.
The Boks have taken the lesson they received from the Welsh on the chin following their one-point victory last weekend.
Springbok defence coach John McFarland believes they showed an improved defensive effort in their Test against Wales.
The Springboks have lifted the intensity in Buenos Aires ahead of their Rugby Championship match against Argentina in Mendoza.
The Springboks want to make sure they don't get caught out by England scrumhalf Danny Care's quick tap-kicks at Twickenham.
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