Category: Springboks

Mallett – ‘It’s a fantastic squad’

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What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say about Heyneke Meyer’s 31-man World Cup squad. By SARugbyMAG.co.za ‘It’s a fantastic squad, one that most of us expected from Heyneke and the selectors. There’s lots of experience and they’ve given…

Boks cut down on their props

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by Gavin Rich SuperSport     Springbok scrum coach Pieter de Villiers has confirmed that there will be five props included in the 31-man Rugby World   Cup squad that will be announced here in Umhlanga Rocks on Friday night.…

Durban camp vital for Namibia RWC

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Namibia’s national training squad will travel to South Africa on Sunday for a 4-day training camp in Durban. The visit will include a number of joint practise sessions with the Springboks following an approach from the NRU to SARU for…

Preview: Argentina vs South Africa

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Can Argentina bag a second-straight win over South Africa when they host Saturday’s critical pre-World cup clash in Buenos Aires? ‘Critical’ is hardly a word you’d usually associate with a fixture that has no silverware or championship points riding on…

Players backed Meyer since Cosatu claims

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Durban – Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has responded to the unrest engulfing Springbok rugby this week after five black players reportedly approached trade union Cosatu to voice concerns over the lack of transformation in the side.By: Lloyd Burnard – Sport24 in…

Matfield to captain Springboks

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Victor Matfield will captain the Springboks against Argentina on Saturday, with Zane Kirchner, Lwazi Mvovo, Pat Lambie, Willem Alberts, Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss and Trevor Nyakane all getting their first starts of the season. Jan Serfontein and Schalk…

Boks seek scrumming clarity

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The Springboks are to approach World Rugby Refereeing High Performance Manager Joel Jutge to bring some clarity on some of the calls made against them at the scrums in the 37-25 loss to the Pumas in Durban at the weekend.…

Puma loss a low moment for Habana

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Bryan Habana says South Africa’s shock home loss to Argentina was as bad as anything he has experienced in rugby. The veteran Springbok scored a late consolation for South Africa, but it did little to make up for the 37-25…