Family absence a 'mental battle' for SA-born Scottish prop

2019-10-05 15:46

Scotland's WP Nel said the enforced lengthy separation from his family that comes with being at the Rugby World Cup is a "mental battle".

Josh Strauss, WP Nel back for Scotland

2018-02-19 17:28

Coach Gregor Townsend has recalled No 8 Josh Strauss and tighthead WP Nel to the Scotland training squad for next weekend’s Six Nations match against England.

Neck surgery for Nel

2017-01-31 17:42

Scotland and Edinburgh tighthead prop Willem Nel has undergone surgery on a neck injury sustained in his club side's win at Harlequins.

Neck injury sidelines WP Nel

2016-10-25 15:48

Edinburgh have announced that Scotland international tighthead prop WP Nel has been ruled out for at least four weeks with a neck injury.

Nel has point to prove against the Boks

2015-09-30 19:10

Pieter de Villiers believes Scotland’s tighthead prop WP Nel has a big point to prove against South Africa.

Nel not looking for revenge against Japan

2015-09-22 18:56

Scotland's South African-born prop Willem Nel says he is not bent on avenging his compatriots after their shock defeat to Japan.

RWC: Beast v WP Nel likely

2015-08-31 19:30

An assertive first start by WP Nel for Scotland has set him up nicely to face the Springboks at the World Cup, writes Rob Houwing.

SA quartet make PRO12 Dream Team

2015-05-12 09:10

Four South Africans have made it into the PRO12’s Dream team for the 2014/15 season.


Scotland call for back-up after WP Nel injury

2019-02-04 17:02

Scotland have added Murray McCallum to their squad ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash against Ireland at Murrayfield as cover for WP Nel.

SA-born Nel opens up on neck injury

2017-06-12 18:08

Scotland tighthead prop WP Nel has admitted he feared for his career after being sidelined with a neck injury over the past eight months.

Neck injury rules out WP Nel

2017-01-20 14:24

Scotland and Edinburgh prop WP Nel has been ruled out of the forthcoming Six Nations with a neck injury, Scottish Rugby confirmed.

SA-born Scottish duo start against Boks

2015-10-01 13:08

South African-born duo WP Nel and Josh Strauss will start for Scotland in their RWC clash against the Springboks.

‘Immense’ Nel threat to Boks

2015-09-28 20:10

WP Nel appears to have booked his starting ticket for the Scots against the Springboks on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

We need Strauss’ leadership - Cotter

2015-09-02 20:05

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has explained his decision to pick uncapped Josh Strauss in his 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.

SA duo in Scotland's RWC squad

2015-06-02 14:02

Two South Africans - WP Nel and Josh Strauss - have been included in a Scotland training squad for the Rugby World Cup.

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