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Meyer urges Springboks to play for World Cup spots

October 30, 2014
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Meyer urges Springboks to play for World Cup spots

Heyneke Meyer selected a 36-man squad this week for matches against Ireland, England, Italy and Wales. Sprinboks coach Heyneke Meyer has urged his players to use South Africa’s Northern Hemisphere tour to book themselves a ticket to next year’s World Cup in England. Meyer selected a bloated 36-man squad earlier this week for matches...
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Meyer to get experimental with Boks

October 30, 2014
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Meyer to get experimental with Boks

With only eight Tests left before the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will be conducting his final experiments during the tour of the Northern Hemisphere starting next week. Meyer would even sacrifice his 100 percent winning record on an end-of-year tour rather than go into the World Cup...
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Tighthead problems for Springboks

October 29, 2014
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Tighthead problems for Springboks

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has named a very strong looking squad for the upcoming November tour of Europe but there are serious concerns about depth amongst the props.   There’s a famous old quote from Danie Craven, who said the first player on any teamsheet should be your tighthead prop. And any coach’s second...
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Springboks’ finish training camp in Stellenbosch

October 24, 2014
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Springboks’ finish training camp in Stellenbosch

The Springboks concluded a week of intense training at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport on Friday as their preparations for the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to Ireland, England, Italy and Wales stepped up a gear. A total of 31 players took part in the training camp after prop Marcel van der Merwe withdrew due...
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Matfield demands lift in standards

October 23, 2014
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Matfield demands lift in standards

Victor Matfield says the Springboks will need to improve at the set pieces if they’re to beat Ireland in two weeks’ time. JON CARDINELLI reports from SARugbymag.co.za Since the great No 5 returned to the international arena in June 2014, the Boks have certainly lifted their standards at the lineout. The scrum has also...
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De Villiers – Springboks needs much more improvement

October 21, 2014
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De Villiers – Springboks needs much more improvement

Jean de Villiers isn’t assuming that because South Africa defeated New Zealand at Ellis Park that they’re the finished article. The Boks are currently in Stellenbosch for a training camp ahead of the November Tests, when they will face Ireland, England, Italy and Wales in the space of four weeks. De Villiers knows his...
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Additional players invited to Boks’ camp

October 15, 2014
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Additional players invited to Boks’ camp

Four additional players, Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager, Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje and Lizo Gqoboka, have been invited to the Springboks’ training camp in Stellenbosch next week. The three Toyota Free State Cheetahs forwards and the EP Kings prop are not nationally contracted but as their teams did not qualify for the Absa Currie Cup...
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Springbok and ASICS to look for technical edge

October 10, 2014
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Springbok and ASICS to look for technical edge

Finding extra technical advantage at next year’s Rugby World Cup will be the focus for a delegation of leading personnel from the South African Rugby Union, who will visit Japan next week on invitation of apparel sponsor, ASICS. The delegation of 12, which will be led by SARU CEO Jurie Roux and national coach...
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20 Players for EOYT Bok camp

October 5, 2014
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20 Players for EOYT Bok camp

Prep camps and deals to rest players with provinces. Looks like SARU’s getting something right.              
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Brilliant Springboks beat All Blacks

October 4, 2014
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Brilliant Springboks beat All Blacks

It was made out to be one of the games of the year this week and the Springboks and All Blacks did not let anybody down as the Springboks achieve something no else could in two year and win the mighty All Blacks. An epic clash between the world’s two best teams for the...
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Mitchell questions Meyer’s Springbok mix

October 3, 2014
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Mitchell questions Meyer’s Springbok mix

John Mitchell holds concerns for the Springboks’ World Cup prospects and doesn’t believe they have the attacking threats to upset the All Blacks at Ellis Park on Sunday (NZ time). By : LIAM NAPIER for Rugby Heaven After four years in South Africa, following his departure as All Blacks coach after the semifinal exit...
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Die grootste tweestryd in Wêreld Rugby

September 29, 2014
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Die grootste tweestryd in Wêreld Rugby

Saterdag, op Ellis Park in Johannesburg, gaan ‘n tweestryd voortgesit word wat nou vir byna ‘n eeu as die grootste wedywering in rugby beskou word deur Jan de Koning van Rugby365.com Daar is geen twyfel dat wanneer die Springbokke en All Blacks met mekaar swaarde kruis, dit ‘n magiese uitwerking het op die gedeelte...
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Springbok injury update

September 29, 2014
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Springbok injury update

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be managed this week as he recovers from injury in the build-up to the final Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. Vermeulen had to leave the field just after the hour mark in the Springboks’ 28-10 victory over Australia...
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Burger- The impact of the “Beast”

September 28, 2014
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Burger- The impact of the “Beast”

Schalk Burger made a massive impact as a substitute for the Springboks against the Wallabies, writes MARK KEOHANE for SArugbymag.co.za Schalk Burger is a beast. What a pleasure to have been at Newlands on Saturday to view Burger’s incredible influence on the fortunes of the Springboks. A little more than a year ago I wrote...
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Jean: ‘We were unstoppable’

September 28, 2014
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Jean: ‘We were unstoppable’

Jean de Villiers believes his charges produced one of the great Springbok attacking performances at Newlands this past Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports for SArugbymag.co.za The Boks scored 20 points in the final 10 minutes of Saturday’s game. It was during this period where they not only secured the result, but the bonus point for...
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Carr, Senatla and Gqoboka to work with Springboks

September 22, 2014
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Carr, Senatla and Gqoboka to work with Springboks

The promising trio of Nizaam Carr, Seabelo Senatla and Lizo Gqoboka have been invited to join the Springboks squad for on and off-field sessions in Cape Town in the next three days. The Springboks start their preparations for the final two matches in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship in Cape Town on Monday morning....
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Etzebeth’s education continues

September 21, 2014
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Etzebeth’s education continues

Eben Etzebeth isn’t your average 22-year-old. South Africa’s young lock is viewed as absolutely pivotal to the team’s future. That’s not a status which is simply handed out either. In his 27 caps so far, Etzebeth has seamlessly fitted into Test rugby – By: Planet Rugby We seem to live in an age of...
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All eyes on Meyer’s Boks at Newlands

September 21, 2014
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All eyes on Meyer’s Boks at Newlands

This coming weekend we will resume the Rugby Championship and all eyes will be on Heyneke Meyer selection for the clash with Australia.    New Zealand will travel to Buenos Aires to take on a much improved Argentinian side and the Springboks will host the Australia team at Newlands in Cape Town. It is all...
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Schalla called up for Louw

September 17, 2014
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Schalla called up for Louw

Experienced and versatile loose forward Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springbok squad for the final two Tests in the Rugby Championship for the injured Francois Louw. Burger, capped 71 times for the Springboks, will play for his Japanese club, Suntory, on Friday and join the squad in Cape Town as soon...
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Francois Louw out !!

September 16, 2014
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Francois Louw out !!

Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck. He picked up the injury during last Saturday’s Test against New Zealand in Wellington and the extent of the injury was confirmed after Louw went for scans and saw a...
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All Blacks spoil Jean 100th

September 14, 2014
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All Blacks spoil Jean 100th

The Springboks took the All Blacks the full eighty minutes to win another epic test match between these two rugby rivals.  Must say it is very satisfying for once that we can actually talk about the players performances after a test match and not any controversial referee decisions. One must give credit to the...
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Pietersen replaces injured Pienaar for Springboks

September 14, 2014
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Pietersen replaces injured Pienaar for Springboks

  Experienced Test back JP Pietersen has been called up to the Springbok squad in place of the injured Ruan Pienaar. Pienaar injured his medial cruciate knee ligaments in Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Wellington and has been ruled out for the remainder of the competition. Pietersen, a stalwart...
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Mallett, “Pollard is the real deal”

September 14, 2014
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Mallett, “Pollard is the real deal”

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Springboks’ loss to the All Blacks in Wellington – By www.sarugbymag.co.za   ‘This was an absolutely wonderful Test match. It was what all rugby players and supporters want to see or be involved in. The referee was outstanding...
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Meyer answer questions on his selection for All Black test

September 10, 2014
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Meyer answer questions on his selection for All Black test

Springbok head coach Heyneke Meyer answer some questions on his selections for the Boks who will play the High Flying All Blacks this Saturday.
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Six classic tests: All Blacks v Springboks

September 10, 2014
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Six classic tests: All Blacks v Springboks

The All Blacks will face the Springboks for the 88th time in history and the first time this year in Wellington on Saturday. Here are six of the more notable clashes between the two fierce rivals since the year 2000 as seen by Ben Hill from NZ Herald  2002: New Zealand 30 South Africa...
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Habana fourth Springbok to reach 100 test

September 3, 2014
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Habana fourth Springbok to reach 100 test

Bryan Habana will on Saturday become the fourth Springbok and 33rd player overall to play in 100 Tests when South Africa take on Australia in the third round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Patersons Stadium in Perth (kickoff 12h05 SA time). The 31-year-old Habana, who made his debut for South Africa against...
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‘Ek sal nie gaan lê’- Juan Smith

August 27, 2014
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‘Ek sal nie gaan lê’- Juan Smith

Wat my gelukkigste dag ooit in die Springbok-trui moes wees, was toe my donkerste dag van my rugbyloopbaan.” – vertel Juan Smith Die Volksblad Só het ’n teleurgestelde Juan Smith Maandag gesê wat met sy aankoms in Suid-Afrika ook onder kritiek moes deurloop, omdat hy nie die volkslied in Saterdag se toets in die...
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Springbok squad named for Australasian tour

August 25, 2014
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Springbok squad named for Australasian tour

Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe. Furthermore, Willem Alberts has also been drafted back into the squad, pending a...
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