Pieter-Steph: Boks’ shy new superstar

2018-09-19 14:07

Rob Houwing pens an appreciation of Pieter-Steph du Toit’s determination, despite big setbacks en route, to adapt to and become a proper flank star for SA.

Boks expect fierce breakdown onslaught from Wallabies

2018-09-06 16:30

Springbok flank Pieter-Steph du Toit says they are expecting a fierce breakdown onslaught from the Wallabies.

Bok loosies: Major rebalance required

2018-08-27 12:32

Certain of the incumbent Springbok loose forwards can only prosper if allied to different elements within the Test combination, argues Rob Houwing.

Boks require accuracy as honeymoon ends

2018-08-24 11:46

The Boks won their first match against Argentina comfortably enough but there will be a sharp focus on several areas that require improvement in Mendoza.

Rassie to make only 1 change to Bok starting XV?

2018-08-23 08:19

The Springboks put in the hard yards in Buenos Aires this week in preparation for the Test against Argentina in Mendoza.

Eben, Pieter-Steph to be reunited as Bok locks?

2018-08-14 09:20

Pieter-Steph du Toit looks almost certain to make a move back to lock as the Springboks begin their Rugby Championship campaign.

Rassie nursing his Boks wisely

2018-06-22 12:24

Signs are already mounting that Rassie Erasmus, boxing clever in selection, will importantly take a fresh, fit bunch of players to RWC 2019, says Rob Houwing.

Rassie tweaks Springbok pack for battle of Bloem

2018-06-14 13:01

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has made two changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's second Test against England in Bloemfontein.

Just ONE ‘US Bok’ to start in Jo’burg?

2018-06-03 20:27

Rassie Erasmus’s Bok XV against England is unlikely to be notably affected by the deflating ‘second-string’ events in Washington, writes Rob Houwing

Springboks ready to face Welsh challenge

2018-06-02 07:43

The Springboks brace themselves for a tough challenge from Wales when they meet at RFK Stadium, according to captain Pieter-Steph du Toit.


Low-battery threat to some Boks

2018-09-18 12:39

Rob Houwing identifies a trio of key Springbok forwards (Messrs Mostert, Kolisi and Du Toit) who may be dangerously near to burnout.

Boks: Jantjies to get another shot in No 10 jersey?

2018-09-04 11:18

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus could make several changes to his starting XV for the Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies.

Bok ratings: Far too much ‘4/10’!

2018-08-26 09:03

Rob Houwing struggled to find exceptions to the rule of rank mediocrity as the Springboks floundered in Argentina …

Franco v Pieter-Steph: Rassie lights fire

2018-08-23 15:20

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.

Boks: Another new loosie combo in Mendoza?

2018-08-19 20:55

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 .

Bok ratings: Du Toit took best to slush

2018-06-23 20:45

The rebuilding Boks had a hiccup of note in dreadful conditions at Newlands, but Pieter-Steph du Toit earned best SA approval from Rob Houwing.

Kitshoff: Newlands farewell would be 'heart-breaking'

2018-06-21 14:29

Pieter-Steph du Toit and Steven Kitshoff agree it will be sad if this Saturday sees the last ever Test take place at Newlands.

Boks have ammo for strong ‘last 20’

2018-06-07 13:36

Some SA wags might be forgiven for a wee bit more concern over the Bok starting XV than bench for the first Test against England, reckons Rob Houwing.

Habana tells Bok newbies to enjoy themselves

2018-06-02 19:15

A new era starts in Springbok rugby as South Africa face Wales in Washington in what will be Rassie Erasmus' first game in charge of the green and gold.

Bok skipper Du Toit wants to lead by example

2018-05-31 08:23

Skipper Pieter-Steph du Toit says he is living his dream by captaining the Springboks in their once-off Test against the Wales in Washington DC.

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