Awards: Dubious side-stepping of Pieter-Steph

2018-12-12 12:36

Rob Houwing queries the mantle of SA players’ player of the year going to Malcolm Marx, who instead slipped a bit during 2018, he feels, from his earlier, loftier high …

3 Boks named in NZ rugby magazine's World XV

2018-12-11 06:45

A popular New Zealand rugby magazine has included three Springboks in their 2018 World XV.

Erasmus in search of fresh success over Scotland

2018-11-16 06:31

A Murrayfield fortress awaits Rassie Erasmus as SA's coach returns to the ground where he helped inflict Scotland's greatest home loss in his playing days.

Position changes not an issue for Pieter-Steph

2018-11-15 06:45

Springbok utility forward Pieter-Steph du Toit is not bothered by the prospect of again changing positions for the Test against Scotland.

25% Stormers pay cut fear rocks Newlands

2018-11-14 08:01

There could be far-reaching consequences for the professional arm of crisis-torn WP Rugby after the presidential election this month, write Rob Houwing and Lloyd Burnard.

Mostert, Du Toit could start as Bok lock duo

2018-11-08 08:18

Franco Mostert and Pieter-Steph du Toit could start as the lock pairing for the Springboks when they tackle France in Paris.

Bok team: No pressure, Warren!

2018-11-01 17:45

The extent of Warren Whiteley’s value to coach Rassie Erasmus seems to have been illustrated with his return to the Springbok No 8 shirt at Twickenham, says Rob Houwing .

Boks: Du Toit will stay ‘Magnificent Seven’

2018-10-22 12:26

Lood de Jager’s fast-track return to Bok plans only deepens the likelihood that Pieter-Steph du Toit is in it for a long haul now at flank, says Rob Houwing.

Bok flank stars have earned ‘feet-up’

2018-10-09 14:15

Rob Houwing on the importance of Siya Kolisi and Pieter-Steph du Toit clearing their heads of rugby for some three weeks, ahead of the Boks’ European tour.

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.


2 former winners nominated for SA Rugby Player of the Year

2018-12-12 10:03

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.

Bok players of year: Our ‘podium’

2018-11-27 12:58

Rob Houwing hands out his gold, silver and bronze medals to the standout Springbok players of the just-completed 2018 season.

RG set for Bok starting role at Murrayfield

2018-11-15 11:43

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is likely to make a few changes to his match-day squad for the Test against Scotland.

Pieter-Steph: It's nice to hear Boks are feared again

2018-11-14 12:00

Pieter-Steph du Toit says Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has helped restore the “pride and passion” of the national team.

Du Toit 'basically a loose forward packing down as lock'

2018-11-09 08:31

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says the versatility of Pieter-Steph du Toit is a vital asset for his side.

Boks: Why Duane should return to No 8

2018-11-06 11:08

Anticipated conditions in Paris could convince the Springboks to return Messrs Vermeulen and Du Toit to the Nos 8 and 7 jerseys respectively, reckons Rob Houwing.

Pieter-Steph set for move back to second row?

2018-10-30 10:53

Rassie Erasmus has suggested that Pieter-Steph du Toit could be set for a move back to the second row, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Euro tour: Musical chairs in Bok pack?

2018-10-17 13:00

Rob Houwing on the loose-forward quandary (not too much of it unpleasant) facing Rassie Erasmus for the Springbok end-of-year tour.

Du Toit: Boks have point to prove against All Blacks

2018-10-01 19:21

Pieter-Steph du Toit says the Springboks have a point to prove when they host the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld.

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.

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