Opinion: SA A side for Saxons clash?

April 25, 2016 0
The SA A side has arrived on the scene once again for South Africa and I have decided to have a look at the potential players that have a great shot at getting a call up, writes Benedict Chanakira. I will look at the potential 30 man squad with players in consideration being potential Springboks…

Castle Lager Springboks title sponsor

April 18, 2016 0
South African Breweries (SAB) has renewed its sponsorships with SA Rugby for another five years, extending the popular Castle Lager brand’s association with rugby to 23 years. A picture of Nic Scheijde (General Manager: Castle Lager) and Errol Madlala (Sponsorship Manager: SAB), with new Springbok coach Allister Coetzee and SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux is…

Allister Coetzee the man to take Springbok rugby in new era

April 12, 2016 12
With the announcement of Allister Coetzee as the new Springbok couch comes a few new names that will be supporting the former Western Province and Stormers coach. Picture by: Gallo Images.   Coetzee will be in charge of the of Springbok rugby for the next four years and everyone expect Coetzee to take SA Rugby…

Do Springboks go with tested or New Kids on the Block?

April 11, 2016 22
With the announcement of the new Springbok coach days away one start to get excited again on what we can expect from Springbok rugby this year going forward, writes Jacques Nortier I was one of those people that did the fight not to just fire Springbok coaches every four years and that we need continuity…

Do we “Stick” by the new coaching trio…?

April 2, 2016 28
So there will be a huge shock if Allister (seriously need to learn how to spell his name) Coetzee is not named as the new Springbok coach in a few days, writes Benedict Chanakira There has been a lot of focus on just what he didn’t do at the Stormers. His poor record in knock…

Springbok coach announcement maybe not on April Fools day

March 31, 2016 3
Reports are doing the rounds that SARU will not announce the new Springbok coach tomorrow as was widely expected. Most are expecting to hear former Stormers coach Allister Coetzee to be named as the new coach of the Springboks. He is currently employed by Japanese club Kobe Steelers and the hold up if rumours are to…

Jaco Coetzee, Bosch and Pokomela herald u20 trial group

March 24, 2016 0
[caption id="attachment_53961" align="aligncenter" width="300"] STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 24, Dawie Theron during the SA Under 20 training session and media briefing at Markotter Stadium on January 24, 2012 in Stellenbosch, South AfricaPhoto by Carl Fourie / Gallo Images[/caption]   Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron has invited a large group to the Baby Boks trials…

Rassie still wants to coach the Boks according to newspaper

March 7, 2016 6
Over the weekend Sunday newspaper "Rapport" has ran again with news that SA Rugby high performance manager Rassie Erasmus still wants to coach the Springboks. With so much going on at SA Rugby at the moment most are forgetting that we still not have a Springbok coach in place and that is taking Springbok rugby…

Rassie take himself out of race for Bok coach

February 27, 2016 5
Rassie Erasmus has made himself unavailable for the Springbok head coaching position. Erasmus, the SA Rugby high-performance general manager, had emerged as the leading candidate to take over from Heyneke Meyer on an interim basis for the Boks' June Tests against Ireland. But according to Netwerk24.com, he informed SA Rugby's executive committee earlier this week of his…

Hougaard eyeing Bok return

February 22, 2016 0
Francois Hougaard is determined to regain his place in the Springbok team. Hougaard was left out of last year’s World Cup squad and is using that disappointment as motivation to get back into the squad. The 27-year-old recently took up a contract with the Worcester Warriors in England after a stint with the Blitzboks in…

No Japanese stints for Boks?

February 22, 2016 0
Springbok players will need to be rested in October according to a clause in their contracts. The clause states that Springboks with joint SA Rugby and provincial union contracts will not play in this year’s Currie Cup. The Boks' last Rugby Championship game is against the All Blacks on 8 October. The players will then…

Mallett and Venter for new Bok selectors…

February 15, 2016 7
Brendan Venter and Nick Mallett may be involve in Springbok rugby but as selectors reported Hendrik Cronjé for Rapport on Sunday South African Rugby union have asked the 14 unions to nominate candidates for selectors of the Springboks and according to Rappoort newspaper certain Union Presidents have confirm that the two names will be in the…

Forget the new Springbok coach, who will be captain?

January 28, 2016 23
Everybody is waiting to see who SARU appoints as the new Springbok coach to take over from Meyer, but an interesting question was asked on social media yesterday....who should be the captain? With both Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield retiring from international rugby last year the Springboks will not just have a new coach…

Another Springbok comes back injured from Japan

January 20, 2016 3
Not too long ago we heard that Western Province and Stormers star Damien De Allende got injured while playing in Japan, and news broke this week that another Springbok youngster is also on the side-line. Bulls and Springbok fly-half Handre Pollard is now likely also going to miss the start of the Super Rugby season…

Rassie Erasmus now ready for the job?

January 18, 2016 2
  By: Tank Lanning for Vodacom Rugby     Only forward and attack coach Johann van Graan of former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer’s coaching staff will remain contracted to SARU. Sunday newspaper Rapport suggest that Van Graan’s new role will only be defined when the next Bok coach is named, but that Meyer’s other assistants…
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