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Jean en Damian nuwe senterpaar? – Stephen Nell

July 15, 2014
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Jean en Damian nuwe senterpaar? – Stephen Nell

Die terugkeer van Jean de Villiers en Damian de Allende ná kniebeserings kan beteken dat die Springbokke vanjaar se Rugby-kampioenskap met ’n nuwe senterpaar betree, skryf Stephen Nell van die Burger Heyneke Meyer, die Bokke se afrigter, het voor vanjaar se Junie-toetsprogram gesê dat De Villiers met sy terugkeer weer die kapteinskap sal oorneem....
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Heyneke en die driejaar-slagyster

July 7, 2014
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Die laaste drie Springbokafrigters se groot probleme het almal in hul derde jaar uitgebreek, en Heyneke Meyer is nou in sy derde jaar aan die stuur.
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Rugby World Cup travel sub-agents appointed

July 2, 2014
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Rugby World Cup travel sub-agents appointed

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) and SA Rugby Travel are pleased to announce that Edusport Travel and Makro Sports Travel have been appointed as official sub-agents to SA Rugby Travel for the sale of Rugby World Cup 2015 travel packages. The appointment of the two leading agents follows a rigorous selection process to...
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Getting inside Meyer’s head

July 1, 2014
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Getting inside Meyer’s head

The June International is done and dusted with four wins for the Boks which included one close encounter with Wales in the second test a week ago. A few combinations and players were tried and tested from the Springbok management team. Some of these selections we saw was due to injuries, players unavailable due...
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Du Preez out of Rugby Championship

July 1, 2014
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Du Preez out of Rugby Championship

Fourie du Preez will miss the Castle Lager Rugby Championship following an ankle injury sustained by the Springbok scrumhalf in last Saturday’s 55-6 Test victory over Scotland in Port Elizabeth. Du Preez left the field in the first half of the Test. He was sent for x-rays immediately afterwards and went for an MRI...
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Meyer compliments players, depth in squad

June 29, 2014
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Meyer compliments players, depth in squad

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Saturday complimented his squad after a commanding performance against Scotland earlier in the day. The Springboks defeated the visitors 55-6 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to conclude the Castle Lager Incoming Series with an undefeated record. The team earlier beat Wales in Durban and Nelspruit and started the...
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Springboks 55, Scotland 6

June 28, 2014
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Springboks 55, Scotland 6

The Springboks have six changes to their starting XV  and a whole new bench – as migratory birds have flown north.What has been changed is the team that beat Wales last week by a single point with a penalty try near the end.The Scots are intrinsically weak, coming second last in the 2014 Six...
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Capacity crowd expected in PE

June 26, 2014
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Capacity crowd expected in PE

A capacity crowd is expected at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday when the Springboks take on Scotland. EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, said there were roughly 3,500 tickets left and tickets are still selling fast. “We have seen an upsurge in ticket sales this week and we are encouraging those who have...
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Boks, Bulls lose Flip

June 26, 2014
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Boks, Bulls lose Flip

Flip van der Merwe’s season ended with a whimper rather than a bang as the big lock was ruled out for the rest of the year with a knee injury. By:Brenden Nel – SuperSport According to the supersport.com website, Van der Merwe, who hurt himself in the closing minutes of the one-point victory over Wales in...
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Pollard on World Cup ‘trial’

June 26, 2014
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Pollard on World Cup ‘trial’

South African Under-20 captain Handré Pollard has been thrown in at the deep end, but Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes he will pass the Test with flying colours. By: Rugby365Meyer, who waxed lyrical about the prodigiously talented flyhalf, made it clear it is in Pollard’s hands to prove the faith shown in him is...
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Pollard set for Bok bench

June 24, 2014
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Pollard set for Bok bench

Young star Handré Pollard is set to make his Springbok debut off the bench against Scotland on Saturday, and Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron believes he is “100 percent” ready to play Test rugby. Pollard was the talisman for the Junior Boks in their run to the IRB Junior World Championship final, which they...
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Boks eye northern sweep

June 24, 2014
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Boks eye northern sweep

Heyneke Meyer has not tasted defeat at the hands of a northern hemisphere rival in over three years and defensive coach John McFarland is not prepared to let that record slip. The Springboks head to Port Elizabeth for their final Test in the June series hoping to improve on their performance from last week...
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Transformation not Bok coach’s job

June 24, 2014
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Transformation not Bok coach’s job

Jan de Koning gives a better reflection on the issue of transformation than certain other media sites….. The pressure may be on Heyneke Meyer to select more ‘black African’ players, but transformation is not the Springbok coach’s responsibility. The dreaded ‘T-word’ – which has been voiced unstintingly by politicians in recent months – received...
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Adriaanse, Lewies called up to Boks

June 24, 2014
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Adriaanse, Lewies called up to Boks

Lourens Adriaanse (prop) and Stephan Lewies (lock) of the Cell C Sharks have been called up to the Springbok squad in Port Elizabeth, where they face Scotland in the final Test of the Castle Lager Incoming Series on Saturday. Adriaanse replaces his provincial team-mate Tendai Mtawarira, who sustained an injury to his neck in...
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Boks face open-side scrutiny

June 23, 2014
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Boks face open-side scrutiny

Is history going to awkwardly repeat itself when the Springboks tackle Scotland in the final Test of the June internationals in Port Elizabeth on Saturday? By: Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer It is a question well worth asking because South Africa – minus Francois Louw, as they will be again – were outwitted at the...
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Pollard,Strauss to join Springboks

June 21, 2014
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Pollard,Strauss to join Springboks

  Junior Springbok captain Handré Pollard, who was named IRB Junior Player of the Year on Friday, and experienced Test hooker Adriaan Strauss will join the Springboks in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Pollard superbly led the South African Under-20s at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand. The Junior Boks twice beat the NZ...
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Boks in search of perfect game

June 21, 2014
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Boks in search of perfect game

The Springboks are aiming for a perfect performance against Wales in their second match in Mbombela on Saturday. South Africa ran in five tries against the Celtic nation in Durban last weekend, but lost some steam in the final 20 minutes of the match. Springbok stalwart and captain Victor Matfield on Friday said the...
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French Boks to miss Scotland Test

June 19, 2014
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French Boks to miss Scotland Test

EWN Sport understands that French-based players in the Springbok squad are unlikely to be available to play Scotland in next week’s Test in Port Elizabeth. This means the likes of Morne Steyn, Gurthro Steenkamp, Bakkies Botha and Bryan Habana will all have to report back to their clubs. It’s understood the clubs will invoke International Rugby...
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Two changes for Boks side

June 18, 2014
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Two changes for Boks side

There are two changes to the Springbok team to face Wales in Nelspruit, with prop Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira and lock Flip van der Merwe in the starting line-up.Mtawarira returns at loosehead prop, with Gurthrö Steenkamp reverting to the bench, while Flip van der Merwe will partner captain Victor Matfield in the second row in...
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Injury roulette haunting Boks

June 17, 2014
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Injury roulette haunting Boks

The third year in a World Cup cycle is notoriously punishing injury-wise, but Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts would prefer to get the hits out of the way now.The Bok medical man knows that injuries are a part of rugby and is fairly philosophical about the game of chance that every player undertakes when...
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Rampant Le Roux rout Wales

June 14, 2014
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Rampant Le Roux rout Wales

Mercurial fullback Willie le Roux had a hand in four of South Africa’s five tries as they outmuscled Wales 38-16 in the first test at King’s Park. Le Roux’s electric display set alight a contest that was otherwise strewn with set-piece and handling errors. He scored one excellent individual try and created two others...
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Boks 38 v Wales 16

June 14, 2014
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The Boks take on Wales in Durban in what promises to be a great game.
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Heyneke has a flyhalf problem

June 14, 2014
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Heyneke has a flyhalf problem

South Africa’s flyhalf stocks are taking a beating, leaving national coach Heyneke Meyer with almost no choice but to pick a seasoned No 10 from abroad. The lure of the yen and euro is attracting more and more players from South Africa and in the last few weeks alone, three men who have worn...
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De Jongh ruled out of Incoming Series

June 13, 2014
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De Jongh ruled out of Incoming Series

Springbok centre Juan de Jongh was on Friday ruled out of the three Tests in the Castle Lager Incoming Series this month following a severe chest infection which saw him being hospitalised for four nights. De Jongh was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening, treated for pneumonia and discharged on Thursday morning. According to...
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SARU releases Springbok Smartphone App

June 13, 2014
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SARU releases Springbok Smartphone App

  The South African Rugby Union (SARU) today unveiled the official free Springbok smartphone app for android. The simply-titled Springbok app is the first mobile product devoted solely to our rugby heroes, and is available for free on all Android smartphone and tablet devices immediately. An IOS version will be made available next week. To...
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‘Saru broke promise to Steyn’ – Update

June 12, 2014
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‘Saru broke promise to Steyn’ – Update

Frans Steyn’s father has confirmed that a contractual dispute is one of the major reasons why the Springbok centre walked out on the national squad. Report: SARUGBYmag.co.za Steyn has played a lot of rugby of late, and is set to play a lot more when he joins a Japanese club later in the year....
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Steenkamp get’s 50th for Springboks

June 11, 2014
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Steenkamp get’s 50th for Springboks

South Africa’s Player of the Year in 2010, Gurthrö Steenkamp, will make his 50th Test appearance for the Springboks when they take on Wales at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Saturday (kick-off 17h00). Steenkamp has been included in the starting line-up for the first Welsh Test in one of six changes to the...
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Geldsweer bars oop – Update English Version

June 11, 2014
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Geldsweer bars oop – Update English Version

n Sweer tussen Frans Steyn en sy werkgewer, die Suid-Afrikaanse Rugbyunie (Saru), het gister aan die vooraand van die Springbokke se eerste toets van 2014 oopgebars. Steyn het hom gister op eie versoek onttrek aan die Bok-groep wat Saterdag in Durban teen Wallis te staan kom en aangedui dat hy nie vir die Bokke...
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