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Marx: Boks deserved the win

Malcolm Marx says he would happily trade his Man of the Match award for what he believed would have been a deserved win for...

Nabetragting – Reality, Springboks throw it away

What a great test match we witness at Loftus on Saturday, a classic in all sense of the word. But even though we could praise...

Disappointment as All Blacks snatch it at the end

It was a two point game at Loftus with the All Blacks getting two tries in the last 8 minutes to beat the Springboks...

Something to make ‘Americano’ day

Rassie Erasmus has hailed Willie le Roux’s influence as the ‘backbone of the Bok team’ ahead of his 50th Test this Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS in...

Preview – Argentina v Australia

The last test of the Rugby Championship almost feels like it will make or break Cheika time as coach for Australia as they face...

Erasmus names squad for Loftus showdown

Damian de Allende, Francois Louw and Steven Kitshoff are back in the Springbok starting line-up for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against the...

Hansen: Bok belief is booming

Steve Hansen has called on the All Blacks to meet the challenge of a resurgent Springboks and strike an important blow ahead of the...

Preview – Springboks v All Blacks

New Zealand have always been one of the best touring teams in the Championship and have also been on the winning side in South...

Hansen change four

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has made four changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test with South Africa in Pretoria. There are two changes to the...

Brendan Venter: All Blacks won’t disrespect Springboks a second time

Brendan Venter07:14, Oct 04 20188 After defeat in Wellington, the All Blacks want revenge against the Springboks in Pretoria on Sunday. OPINION: The reverse fixture between the...

Boks put world on red alert – Jake

The Boks are on the up and it’s fantastic to see! What has really been pleasing to me is that we’re not being seduced...

Flo back with Boks

Springbok Francois Louw have rejoin the Springboks in Pretoria for this weekend Rugby Championship test against the All Blacks. Louw played in all four the...

Analysis: How the All Blacks have changed since the 2015 World Cup

By Ben Smith How ABs have changed v2 30 September, 6:51am With the four-year World Cup cycle inching closer to the showpiece event, the 2015 edition becomes...

All Blacks claims Championship in Argentina

The All Blacks secured another Rugby Championship when they beat Argentina in the early hours of Sunday morning 35-17. It was tries from Ioane, Naholo,...

Nabetragting – Needed better from Springboks

Lets get it out of the way from the start, it was a poor performance from the Springboks in PE on Saturday when they...

Springboks win ugly in PE

At the end the Springboks made hard work in getting a well deserved win beating the Aussies 23-12. There was a lot of frustration on...

Preview – Argentina v All Blacks

Now there are many who have suddenly started talking about an Argentina win this weekend when Argentina host the All Blacks in the early...

Preview – Springboks v Australia

The Wellington test is now in the history books and it should stay there now with the Springboks facing the Australian team in PE...

Two changes for Pumas to face All Blacks

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has made two changes in personnel to his starting line-up that will take on New Zealand at Velez Sarsfield. Ramiro Herrera and Bautista...

Peranara get 50th Test against Argentina

All Blacks scrum-half TJ Perenara will play in his 50th Test when they face Argentina in Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash in Buenos Aires. Perenara comes into the run-on side as...

Tupou start for Aussies against Springboks

Taniela Tupou’s elevation to Australia‘s side is one of four personnel changes to the starting team in a pivotal Test against South Africa. Lukhan Tui (family) and...

Kolbe, Notshe to make run-on debuts in PE

Cheslin Kolbe (wing) and Sikhumbuzo Notshe (No 8) will make their run-on debuts for the Springboks against the Wallabies in the Nelson Mandela Bay...

How the most basic of game plans helped the Springboks pull off the unthinkable

Tipsy McStagger Roar Rookie The defensive effort the Springboks put in against the All Blacks in Wellington was one of the best I have seen in...

Springboks needs to be ruthless against Aussies

The Springboks is back in action this weekend when they take on the Aussies in PE after a bye last week. After the hype of...

One swallow does not make a summer

As one swallow does not make a summer, one lost for the All Blacks does not make them suddenly vulnerable against a team who is...

Nel, Nkosi, Koch added to Springbok squad

The uncapped Blitzbok star Ruhan Nel, Vincent Koch (prop), Sbu Nkosi (wing), Lionel Mapoe (centre) and Ivan van Zyl (scrumhalf) have been added to...

Decisions for Rassie to make against Aussies

With Am, De Allende and Mapimpi out of the last two test in the Championship, Rassie Erasmus has some decisions to make ahead of...

Le Roux available for Boks say Wasp director of rugby

Wasp director of rugby Dai Young said that Willie Le Roux is available for the the Springboks last two Championship matches. With the Springboks still...

Hooper named in Aussies touring squad

Australia captain Michael Hooper has been named in a 30-man touring squad for their Rugby Championship matches in South Africa and Argentina after recovering...

Willemse asked to play 15 for Province

It is a fact that the absence of Willie Le Roux will be missed by Rassie Erasmus and the team but it seems that...

Read to miss Argentina trip

The All Black captain will miss the test against Argentina next week and will only join the team again in South Africa for the...

Preliminary Springbok squad to gather in PE

Seventeen players will get together in Port Elizabeth on Friday when they will start their preparations for the final two Tests in the Castle...

The All Blacks game plan for the Springboks was on the money.

Analysis: Dissecting the All Blacks game plan – their Springboks blueprint was on the money By Ben Smith The All Blacks game plan for the Springboks...

How Faf de Klerk’s NFL-style defence is causing headaches

Faf de Klerk’s return to the international fold has been an influential part of the Springboks resurgence under Rassie Erasmus. His ability to make...

The 1014 Rugby – All Blacks v Springboks Review

The Guys from 1040 Rugby take a look at how the test unfold... https://youtu.be/_0vZovsOAZg

Loftus sold out

The Blue Bulls Rugby Union have become the next big winners following the Springboks beating the All Blacks over the weekend. The Blue Bulls Rugby...

Erasmus release several players for Currie Cup

The Springboks have released eight players from their Castle Lager Rugby Championship squad that returned from New Zealand on Sunday for Currie Cup and...

Nothing wrong with Bok rugby – Jake

The lyrics of Sam Cooke’s song, What A Wonderful World, really summarise what happened in Wellington on Saturday. Don’t know much about history Don’t know much...

Is there more to the All Black loss than just a drop goal?

It is normally a place the New Zealand media does not find themselves a lot in when they see the All Blacks being beaten...

NZ media suggest Read ‘snub’ All Blacks teammate Anton Lienert-Brown

Funny how the media can twist and turn things around when a team starts loosing. Reports in the media suggested that All Black captain,...

Pumas coach backs Cheika to turn Aussies around

Funny how things can change in a week. Last week we saw plenty of SA Supporters saying Rassie is not working after two defeats...

How Bok victory was celebrated

There was plenty of happy supporters on Saturday after the Springboks change Mission Impossible to Mission Possible when they beat New Zealand at home...

Why the Boks were unlucky on their way to a win that shook the...

Head coach of South Africa Rassie Erasmus smiles during a South Africa Springboks Training Session at Churchie Grammar School on September 4, 2018 in...

Boks Carrot Ratings – All Blacks brings the best out of Boks

One needs to be careful to not get carried away with a win like this against the All Blacks and although it was an...

What Erasmus and Hansen had to say after epic test

It was one of those great test matches between the All Blacks and Springboks which was separated by only two points at the end. Here...

Argentina shock Aussies at home

Argentina returned to winning ways in the Rugby Championship when they claimed a hard-fought 23-19 win over Australia on the Gold Coast on Saturday. The...

Nabetragting – Springboks needed this one

It was the way test matches was always and should always be played between the All Blacks and the Springbok but perfect it was...

Springboks win epic battle in New Zealand

We said it must be a perfect performance from all 23 players and a miracle to beat the All Blacks in New Zealand and...

Preview – All Blacks v Springboks

All Blacks and Springboks clashes over the years has been describe as epic battles which started in Dunedin 1921 which the All Blacks won...

Pollard back at ten for Boks

Handré Pollard will start at flyhalf for the Springboks on Saturday when they take on the All Blacks in Wellington, while Malcolm Marx and...