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Jean de Villiers’ knee surgery successful

December 4, 2014
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Jean de Villiers’ knee surgery successful

  Springbok captain Jean de Villiers on Thursday underwent successful surgery on the left knee he injured in the final Test of the season, last Saturday against Wales in Cardiff.   De Villiers had a full reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments with an artificial graft, as well as a repair of...
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Boks name Boucher as coach

December 2, 2014
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Boks name Boucher as coach

The Springboks have signalled their intentions to go all out in the forthcoming Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup against the South African cricket team by appointing former Proteas wicketkeeper, Mark Boucher, as head coach. Furthermore hard-man Willem Alberts, who took two wickets with consecutive balls and hit a quick 10 runs off nine balls at...
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Jean de Villiers injury update

December 2, 2014
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Jean de Villiers injury update

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will require surgery on his injured left knee and will be in a race against time to be fit for the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015. De Villiers left the field in the 58th minute of the Springboks’ final Test of the season, last Saturday against Wales...
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Death of the Bok bomb?

December 1, 2014
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Death of the Bok bomb?

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says that he might have to change tactics after another costly yellow card conceded under a high ball writes Rugby365 The visitors went down 12-6 to Wales on Saturday in a tryless match at the Millenium Stadium to finish the year with a whimper having lost two matches in Europe...
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Frans Steyn back in Bok picture?

December 1, 2014
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Frans Steyn back in Bok picture?

Frans Steyn will return to South Africa to play for the Sharks in next year’s Super Rugby competition writes Sport24 READ: Steyn, SARU in money dispute The 27-year-old earlier this year made himself unavailable for Springbok contention due to a contractual dispute with the SA Rugby Union (SARU). He currently plays club rugby in...
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Boks needed wake-up call

December 1, 2014
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Boks needed wake-up call

The Springboks lost two matches and struggled in northern hemisphere conditions because their tactics and mindset were not right, writes JON CARDINELLI SARugbyMag.co.za The record will show that the Boks were the only side to beat New Zealand in 2014. However, it will also show that the All Blacks finished the year ranked No...
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SOS -Save Our Springboks

November 30, 2014
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SOS -Save Our Springboks

So all week we heard it, “Wales’ best chance to beat Boks”! Well it happened and it’s not like we expected more right? by Ruggaworld’s Benedict Chanakira The Boks need to beat everyone regularly even New Zealand. Failure to fully use all the talent in the country? Despite being the richest talent wise, they...
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“Boks made schoolboy errors” – Nick

November 30, 2014
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“Boks made schoolboy errors” – Nick

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Springboks’ defeat in Cardiff….SARugbyMag.co.za On the mistake-ridden Test ‘This was a very, very poor game of rugby. I don’t think Wales were good, I don’t think South Africa were good. There were so many mistakes by both teams. I have a...
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Boks livid with ref

November 30, 2014
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Boks livid with ref

Heyneke Meyer feels that Cornal Hendricks’s dubious yellow card killed any chance of a Springbok comeback at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff….SARugbyMag.co.za The 12-6 defeat is only South Africa’s second to Wales in the history of the game. The Boks are hurting after such a disappointing result and performance....
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Boks: Only Jean safe for RWC

November 28, 2014
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Boks: Only Jean safe for RWC

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is the only player assured of his place in next year’s Rugby World Cup squad, coach Heyneke Meyer has revealed. A squad of 31 players will be picked for next year’s showpiece event in England and Wales. Speaking to Netwerk24 at the announcement of his team to play Wales...
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Fourie retires from Test rugby

November 27, 2014
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Fourie retires from Test rugby

Springbok centre Jaque Fourie has confirmed his retirement from Test rugby to focus on his game in Japan.     The third-highest try scorer in South African history in Test matches, Fourie scored 32 in 73 Tests for the Springboks over ten years. Fourie last played for the Springboks in their first win in France...
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Lambie gives Boks options in wet

November 26, 2014
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Lambie gives Boks options in wet

Pat Lambie has shown Heyneke Meyer why he should be the Springboks’ first-choice No 10 at the 2015 World Cup in England, writes JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff from SARugbyMag.co.za Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has declared himself satisfied with the number of flyhalf options at his disposal. Lambie, Handré Pollard, Morné Steyn, and even Johan...
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Meyer changes eight for Wales

November 26, 2014
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Meyer changes eight for Wales

Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks and Lwazi Mvovo are back in the Springbok starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The changes in the back three were required because Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen, who started in last weekend’s victory over...
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Lambie – Competition healthy in Springbok setup

November 25, 2014
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Lambie – Competition healthy in Springbok setup

The Springbok Assistant Coach John McFarland and Patrick Lambie spoke to the media in Cardiff earlier today John spoke about the Italy game John also spoke about the defense on the tour so far from the Springboks John expect Wales to come hard at the Boks with their kicking game Partick Lambie seemed to...
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Meyer to stick with Lambie

November 25, 2014
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Meyer to stick with Lambie

Pat Lambie is expected to start against Wales and looks to have surpassed Handré Pollard in the Springbok flyhalf pecking order, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff. Three months ago, Heyneke Meyer took a chance and started the one-cap Pollard at No 10 against Argentina. The Bok coach then backed the 20-year-old as the first-choice...
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Jannie blow for Boks

November 24, 2014
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Jannie blow for Boks

Prop Jannie du Plessis has not recovered from a hamstring injury and will miss the Springboks’ final tour match against Wales, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff. Du Plessis sustained a leg injury in the big win against England at Twickenham. He did not feature in the subsequent game against Italy, and it’s now been...
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Bakkies calls it a day…

November 23, 2014
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Bakkies calls it a day…

Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his retirement from international rugby. If you put Bakkies Botha in Google search you only get one man and that is the enforcer  Bakkies Botha, you get the some of the greatest hits made in rugby and you will almost always see the...
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Player ratings: Magic subs

November 23, 2014
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Player ratings: Magic subs

South Africa will know they have a lot of room for improvement, but they will also celebrate the impact of the replacement in their 22-6 win over Italy in Padua on Saturday. It didn’t help the Springboks that French referee Jérôme Garcès appeared to be looking everywhere but at the action on the field....
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Paige and Boshoff to join Springboks in Wales

November 20, 2014
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Paige and Boshoff to join Springboks in Wales

Rudy Paige and Marnitz Boshoff have been called up to the Springbok squad for the last week of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour in Cardiff next week. Paige, from the Vodacom Blue Bulls and the Xerox Golden Lions’ Boshoff will join in the squad on Sunday to provide specialist cover at scrumhalf and flyhalf...
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Carr and Redelinghuys on bench for Boks

November 19, 2014
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Carr and Redelinghuys on bench for Boks

The Springbok starting team to face Italy in Padova on Saturday shows four changes from the side which beat England at Twickenham last week, with three new faces amongst the pack and one in the backline. There are also five changes on the bench, with Nizaam Carr and Julian Redelinghuys included in a Test...
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Gray on Springboks breakdown play

November 19, 2014
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Gray on Springboks breakdown play

On Tuesday Springbok coaching consultant Richie Gray and loose forward Oupa Mohoje spoke to the Media in Padova on the breakdown and the conditions in the UK     Springbok coaching consultant Richie Gray spoke about the disappointment on the breakdown in the Irish game Springbok coaching consultant Richie Gray talks about the Springboks...
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Injury concern over Willie for Boks (Update)

November 17, 2014
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Injury concern over Willie for Boks (Update)

After a very important win by the Springboks over England this past Saturday, Springbok doctor Craig Roberts share some light on the injury concerns and Assistant coach Ricardo Loubscher speak about the the team. Craig talk about Jannue Du Plessis and Willie Le Roux injury concerns Craig Robertson also spoke about the rest of the team...
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The tale of two Halfbacks

November 17, 2014
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The tale of two Halfbacks

Ruggaworld’s Benedict Chanakira looks at the Springboks match with players that stood out and the other End of Year Tour Internationals played over the past weekend. Did Patrick Lambie make the 10 shirt his? and was it a master class display? Apart from errors in missing for touch, charged down and box kicks, Cobus and Pat...
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French clubs won’t release Springboks

November 17, 2014
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French clubs won’t release Springboks

South Africa’s request to play their France-based Springboks in their final November Test against Wales has been turned down. According to reports in France, Heyneke Meyer asked for the five members of his squad currently plying their trade in the Top 14, to be made available for the game on November 29, which falls...
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Dreyer called up to Springbok squad

November 17, 2014
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Dreyer called up to Springbok squad

Xerox Golden Lions prop Ruan Dreyer has been called up to the Springbok squad as injury cover for Jannie du Plessis. Dreyer will join the squad in Italy as soon as his travel arrangements have been made. Du Plessis left the field during the Springboks’ 31-28 victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday. The...
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Boks should have picked Carr

November 13, 2014
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Boks should have picked Carr

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has missed a golden opportunity to bring Western Province and Stormers back-row Nizaam Carr in to his Test squad….by David Skippers from Planet Rugby A place in the run-on side – against a team of England’s calibre – might be a bit premature but I believe Carr could definitely have...
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Five changes for Springboks to face England (update)

November 12, 2014
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Five changes for Springboks to face England (update)

Rugby World Cup winners JP Pietersen and Schalk Burger will start Saturday’s second Test in the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour against England at Twickenham as the Springbok match-23 is retained from last weekend. The five changes to the team are straight swaps between the starting line-up and the bench. Along with Pietersen and Burger,...
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Springbok redemption?

November 12, 2014
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Springbok redemption?

Ruggaworld’s Benedict Chanakira look ahead at this weekend International clashes and have a swipe at the past weekend’s games…. We turn to the second week of Autumn internationals and its pretty much the same story.Wales still talking the talk but always failing in the final hurdle. They’ll need more than a Kiwi coach to...
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