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Springbok Training Squad Update

Springbok Training Squad Update Eight Sharks have been added to Rassie Erasmus’ Springbok training squad as they continue with their preparations for next month’s Rugby Championships. Two have been sent home, both Stormers. The Sharks group consists of four forwards, namely...

Test Match Preview – Saturday, 2nd June 2018 – South Africa vs Wales

Test Match Preview Saturday, 2nd June 2018 South Africa vs Wales Date: Saturday, June 2nd Venue: Robert F Kennedy Stadium, Washington DC Kick-off: 17h00 local time; 22h00 BST; 21h00 GMT; 23h00 SA Time Referee: Matthew Carley (England) Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz (France), Frank Murphy (Ireland) TMO: David Grashoff (England) Nobody knows quite what to...

Springbok Squad For Wales.

Springbok Squad For Wales. Rassie Erasmus has named an interesting squad for the once-off Test against Wales this coming weekend. 26 players will travel to the USA in a squad that comprises 16 forwards and 10 backs. The mix of players...

Captain Kolisi!

Captain Kolisi! Siya Kolisi will lead the Springboks against England! Pieter Steph-du Toit will wear the armband against Wales this weekend. Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, confirmed the two appointments on Monday morning at a media conference at the...

Whiteley Out!

Whiteley Out! Warren Whiteley is not likely to take any part in the June Test series against England. It was confirmed today that Whiteley will not be fit in time to face the Stormers on Saturday and is likely to miss...

The Enigma that is the Rhule.

The Enigma that is the Rhule. He is built like the proverbial outhouse, with the chest of a body builder, arms of a boxer, shoulders of a weightlifter, and the legs of an athlete. He is quick too, a very...

The Not-So-Secret Secret is Out!

The Not-So-Secret Secret is Out! Rassie Erasmus is the new Bok coach. Johan (Rassie) Erasmus was born in the town of Despatch, an industrial town neighbouring Port Elizabeth, some 45 years ago. He is one of many sporting greats to...

Super Rugby Preview: The Stormers

The South Africans   The Stormers If it were not for the Sharks reputation as professional bridesmaids, the Stormers could easily wear the nickname. They often make it to the playoffs, then they miss catching the bride’s bouquet, and then the wheels...

Super Rugby Preview: The Sharks

The South Africans   The Sharks Sharks fans are eternal optimists. Perhaps I should qualify that statement by saying “Sharks fans used to be eternal optimists” – the spectator numbers at Kingspark have dwindled sharply during the last year or two, perhaps...

Super Rugby Previews: The Jaguares

The "South Africans" The Jaguares. If ever there was a team that promised much but simply failed to deliver, it is the Jaguares from Argentina. When they joined the Super Rugby competition in 2016, they arrived with a team loaded with international...

Super Rugby Preview: The Lions

The South Africans   The Lions Runners up for two years on the trot, the Lions will be looking to convert their run of silver medals into gold. Yet 2018 presents a number of new challenges. The impact of the departure of...

Super Rugby Preview: The Bulls

The South Africans   The Bulls. Fans of the perennial underperformers, the Bulls, are talking the talk in 2018. It is all about John Mitchell and his positive influence of the Bulls. They are going to play an attractive modern style of...

Super Rugby Team Previews!

Super Rugby Looms! This week we commence our final run-in to the start of the 2018 Super Rugby season. In years past I have provided a preview of each team, but in the form of three articles, one for each geographic...

SABC Scraps Rugby Commentary

SABC Scraps Rugby Commentary The SABC has scrapped radio commentary for Super Rugby and Currie Cup matches. I will not bore you with the verbiage found in the SABC’s Mandate, Charter, or Vision, Mission & Value Statements. If you suffer from...

Need a Reference, Allister?

Need a Reference, Allister? So, SA Rugby President Mark Alexander says there are no hard feelings between SA Rugby and former Bok coach Allister Coetzee. He is adamant that SA Rugby and Allister have parted ways amicably, though some may...

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