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Morné is still the man

April 14, 2014
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Morné is still the man

Ryan Vrede from SA Rugby Magazine believes  No South Africa-based flyhalf has done enough to unseat Morné Steyn with the Springboks. This is his views….. On the evidence presented thus far, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is thin on in-form options at flyhalf, and even with a couple of months to go before their first...
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Tickets on sale for Boks versus World XV

April 7, 2014
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Tickets on sale for Boks versus World XV

Tickets went on sale today for the Springboks match against the World XV which will be played at Newlands. This will be the Springboks first match of the year and should be a cracker. Nick Mallett will couch the World XV team. It is expected that the World XV team will consist of All...
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SA coaches back Meyer’s vision

February 5, 2014
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SA coaches back Meyer’s vision

Heyneke Meyer’s travels to the Super Rugby franchises have kick-started significant changes that will aid the Springboks in their quest for the World Cup. Meyer spoke to JON CARDINELLI exclusively on the findings and way forward. ‘This is a massive step forward,’ the Bok coach tells me. Meyer had just finished meeting with Sharks...
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Matfield’s high praise is premature

February 4, 2014
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Matfield’s high praise is premature

Victor Matfield made a bolt statement over the weekend when he proclaim his ambition to play for the Springboks again in next years World Cup, by saying this current team is the best Springbok group ever.  JON CARDINELLI look into this statement that many believe is a bit unfair to previous Springbok teams. Victor Matfield has...
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Seven players get Springbok contracts

January 25, 2014
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Seven players get Springbok contracts

  The South African Rugby Union (SARU) confirmed on Friday that a group of 17 players had been contracted for the 2014 Springbok season – completing the process earlier than at any time for a number of seasons. The signing of seven players to new Springbok contracts was completed in the past week to...
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Boks can go tops in 2014

January 17, 2014
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Jean de Villiers believes South Africa have the players that put the Springboks at the top of the rankings.
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Back to the future for Springboks

January 3, 2014
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Back to the future for Springboks

Jan de Koning from Rugby 365 put forward the debate on including overseas players in our Springbok setup and to look at them for our World Cup 2015 campaign. I am sure our bloggers have some kind of opinion on Mr De Koning’s views. Heyneke Meyer’s decision to make liberal use of players based abroad sparked a renewed...
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Jean to lead cricket Boks

December 23, 2013
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Jean to lead cricket Boks

Jean de Villiers’ captaincy skills will be put to a new test when he leads a Springbok XI in their 20 over match against the Proteas. This match, which will be at Newlands cricket ground on January 3, will be the highlight of the opening day of the Festival of Cricket which also includes...
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Who is the Best Fullback?

December 18, 2013
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Who is the Best Fullback?

Asked to present my Team of the Year, I eagerly sat down, thinking this was easy. I started at No. 15 and got stuck there. By: Paul Dobson The problem was that there were so many great fullbacks playing international rugby in 2013. Fullback is a changed position. It used to be catch, kick...
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Why Boks can’t beat All Blacks

December 11, 2013
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Why Boks can’t beat All Blacks

Five reasons why the Springboks can’t seem to shake their All Blacks hoodoo. By: Dominic Valentine 1. Discipline The Springboks picked up an astonishing 10 yellow cards in 12 games in 2013. The traditional strength of the Springboks is the physicality of their game and whilst no one expects them to take a step...
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SARU revises cap policy

December 5, 2013
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SARU) has revised its capping policy to avoid the anomaly of players becoming Springboks without ever taking the field.
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BlitzBokke aim for better showing

November 27, 2013
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BlitzBokke aim for better showing

South Africa will aim to improve on their Gold Coast performance of last month when they play in the Dubai Sevens on Friday and Saturday. The tournament marks Round Two of the IRB Sevens World Series, which consists of nine tournaments worldwide. Following the Dubai action, the 16 international teams will fly to South...
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Bok schedule pleases Meyer

November 27, 2013
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Bok schedule pleases Meyer

The Springboks received good news in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup in England, with the announcement that three of the team’s four round-robin matches will begin at 17.00 (19.00 SA time) and only one at 20.00 (22.00 SA time). The Springboks kick off their World Cup campaign on September 19, 2015, against...
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Louw’s try vs the Frogs WAS a try

November 26, 2013
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Referees and TMOs were once again in the spotlight this past weekend – and none more so than in the France v Springboks Test in Paris.
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Springboks seek perfect year

November 25, 2013
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Springboks seek perfect year

While 2013 may rate among one of the best years for Springbok rugby, enforcer flanker Willem Alberts said the team would not be satisfied until it had secured a perfect record. “The season as a whole was very successful, it is one of the best years the Boks’ has ever had, but we will...
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2013: Year for Bok milestones

November 25, 2013
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2013: Year for Bok milestones

The Springboks’ first victory over France in France in 16 years has capped off a season of marked improvement for coach Heyneke Meyer, captain Jean de Villiers and their team. The 19-10 win over France at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday evening was the Springboks’ 10th out of 12 Tests this...
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Heyneke: I need help!

November 25, 2013
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says they must hold a national brainstorming session to figure out a way to beat the All Blacks.
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Tour confirmed Boks’ progress

November 24, 2013
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Tour confirmed Boks’ progress

Another European tour, another 100 percent record. By:Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer South Africa, surely quite undisputed now as second best rugby power on Earth and slowly making advances on supreme New Zealand as well, thoroughly deserve their summer holiday. It was the second time on the trot that the Springboks have secured three...
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Is dit hoe ‘n droomjaar lyk?

November 24, 2013
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BOKKIE GERBER takes a hard and critical look at the Springboks of 2013. Text in Afrikaans.
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Boks tired but triumphant

November 24, 2013
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The Springboks, frustrated and fatigued, achieved their year-end objective in their 19-10 victory over France in Paris on Saturday.
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Test Match: France 10, Springboks 19

November 23, 2013
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Test Match: France 10, Springboks 19

Stade de France have not been a happy hunting ground for the Springboks for more than 16 years against the French. In fact the last time we won their, against them, was in 1997 at Parc des Prince in 1997. The French see the Springboks and the All Blacks as a benchmark and it...
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Blitzbokke set for Dubai quest

November 22, 2013
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Blitzbokke set for Dubai quest

The Springbok Sevens squad for the next two rounds of the Sevens World Series in Dubai and Port Elizabeth shows three changes from the 12-man group that finished fourth at the Gold Coast in October. The squad has been bolstered by the return to full fitness by livewire scrumhalf Branco du Preez and the...
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Springboks to give it all

November 22, 2013
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Springboks to give it all

In the final press conference before the Springboks last test in 2013 Captain Jean De Villiers made it clear that they see this game not as the last game of the year but rather one more game to improve as a team and work towards their goals they have set to themselves. The fact...
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The Springbok tackle bags carriers

November 21, 2013
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The Springbok tackle bags carriers

Why take players along for the Springboks’ end of year tour if all they’re going to do is carry tackle bags? It’s a well documented fact that South Africans are terrified of losing in any sporting code and would far rather play players into the ground than “risk” picking a fresh face – building...
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Payback time for Coenie

November 21, 2013
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Payback time for Coenie

Tank Lanning The Bok’s overall record against France is not too bad: Played 38, won 21, lost 11, drawn 6. And for games played in France the record is fairly similar: Played 17, won 11, lost 5, drawn 1. However the last 4 games played in France have been won by the Les Bleus,...
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Le Roux has overhauled Kirchner

November 21, 2013
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Le Roux has overhauled Kirchner

For those misanthropes who are still doubting Heyneke Meyer’s ability to coach a team to play artful rugby, they need only look at the Springbok fullback on Saturday to see how far off the mark they are. The team for Saturday has a few noteworthy selections – starting with the six forwards, two backs...
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Springboks retain core for final Test of 2013

November 20, 2013
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Springboks retain core for final Test of 2013

The core of the Springbok team that has played in 2013 has been selected to start in the final match of the season, marking 100 years of Test rugby against France in Paris on Saturday evening.  Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth and Morné Steyn all return to the starting line-up after last...
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Where are all the 9′s

November 20, 2013
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Where are all the 9′s

As the Springboks prepare to face France without Fourie du Preez, Sport24 takes a look at No 9′s you may have forgotten about that are still playing. With Du Preez ruled out of the Springboks’ Test in Paris on Saturday (kick-off at 22:00 SA time), coach Heyneke Meyer called up Jano Vermaak into the...
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