Rassie: Unfortunately Japan is the enemy for 1 week

2019-10-18 06:39

The Boks will have to shelve their affection for Japan and Japanese fans to spoil the hosts' party in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Rassie: Boks ready for 'well-coached' Japan

2019-10-17 08:58

The Springboks are ready for the challenge posed by a "well-coached" Japan outfit, coach Rassie Erasmus has said.

Switch to highveld conditions favours Japan but Boks are ready

2019-10-15 18:22

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus believes the conditions at the World Cup are starting to favour Japan’s playing style but he says his team is ready to meet the challenge.

Ruan Pienaar on Springbok standby

2019-10-11 09:55

Ruan Pienaar has been placed on standby in case one of the three No 9's in the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad is ruled out with injury.

4 Boks who impressed Rassie against Canada

2019-10-09 14:31

The performances of four Springboks were particularly pleasing for coach Rassie Erasmus after the 66-7 win over Canada in Kobe.

Rassie hails hat-trick hero Reinach's 'X-factor'

2019-10-08 22:16

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said the "X-factor" Cobus Reinach was a chip off the old block as the scrumhalf scored the quickest World Cup hat-trick.

Rassie: Reaction to 'bomb squad' huddle is 'sad'

2019-10-06 09:42

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has helped explain the confusion surrounding a video clip that caused mayhem over the weekend on social media.

'Box ticked' as Erasmus praises Kolbe

2019-10-04 18:02

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said his team had "ticked the box" with Friday's seven-try demolition of Italy.

Rassie admits butterflies ahead of Bok 'do-or-die'

2019-10-01 16:31

Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus is feeling the heat ahead of his side's crucial 2019 Rugby World Cup clash against Italy in Shizuoka on Friday.

'No second chances' - Rassie warns Boks ahead of Italy clash

2019-10-01 08:06

Bok coach Rassie Erasmus warned there were no second chances as he named his team for their "do-or-die" match against Italy.


Rassie explains 6/2 bench split for Japan

2019-10-17 11:45

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained his decision to go into Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan with six forwards on his bench.

Bok XV: Will Rassie be swayed by 41-7 game?

2019-10-16 11:37

Just how devotedly the Boks stick to the personnel who trounced Japan a few weeks ago will be an intriguing feature of their RWC quarter-final team, says Rob Houwing.

Boks block out Brighton as they prepare for Japan

2019-10-14 21:06

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said his team had "erased" their shocking loss to Japan in the 2015 Rugby World Cup's 'miracle of Brighton'.

Siya believes knock-out vibe will negate rust threat

2019-10-09 21:29

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi doesn’t believe that the rust will have an impact on his team’s chances of success in their World Cup quarterfinal on 20 October.

Mcebo Dlamini: On Mapimpi, racial division and finding ways to move on

2019-10-09 05:00

The Mapimpi incident has become a metaphor for what is the daily reality of most South Africans; a reality of constant exclusion, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Pieter du Toit: In defence of the Springboks, rugby and the Bomb Squad

2019-10-07 10:51

The manufactured furore about Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi being waved away by a group of reserve players is unnecessary. This Springbok team might not win the World Cup, but they certainly aren't a bunch of racists, writes Pieter du Toit.

Rassie delighted with Springbok physicality

2019-10-04 20:12

The Springboks received high praise from coach Rassie Erasmus for their physicality after bulldozing to victory over Italy in Japan.

Etzebeth assault case looms large as Boks brace for Italy

2019-10-03 08:36

Legal action against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth looms large over South Africa in their crucial Rugby World Cup match against Italy.

Rassie expects 'major forward battle'

2019-10-01 10:43

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus expects a massive challenge from the Italian pack and has therefore opted to load his bench with forwards.

Krige remembers 'student of the game' Rassie: 'He analysed everything'

2019-09-30 15:56

Former Springbok captain Corne Krige remembers how, even as a player, Rassie Erasmus used to spend hours analysing matches.

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