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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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Boks under no illusion

August 25, 2014
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Boks under no illusion

With the whole rugby public clearly upset with the performance of the Springboks these past two weeks, Jean de Villiers and his team is under no illusion that they have a massive step up to make to challenge the Australians and All Blacks. On the Springboks arrival back from their narrow win in Salta,...
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Springbok bench makes the difference in Salta

August 24, 2014
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Springbok bench makes the difference in Salta

  Springbok captain Jean de Villiers praised the impact made by the South African replacements as they recorded a hard-fought 33-31 Castle Lager Rugby Championship victory over a gallant Argentina in Salta on Saturday afternoon. With 20 minutes to go, the home team led by 28-16, but tries in the final quarter by right...
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Juan’s perfect return

August 20, 2014
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Juan’s perfect return

Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta on Saturday, in the second Test of the Castle Lager Incoming Series (kick-off 21h40 SA time). Smith’s inclusion at flank is one of three changes to the starting XV, with a further four...
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Beast, Jannie need a rest!

August 19, 2014
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Beast, Jannie need a rest!

Last week we spoke about the conditioning of our Springbok players,  Adnaan Mohamed from Sport24 website fear that we have overplayed some of our Boks already and they are in desperate need of some rest…   The Springboks missed an ideal opportunity to put the pressure on New Zealand and Australia after the latter two...
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Preview : South Africa vs Argentina

August 15, 2014
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Preview : South Africa vs Argentina

The Springboks kick of their 2014 Castle Rugby Championship campaign with a fixture against the Pumas at Loftus Versveld Pretoria by Clayton Saville
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Player welfare paramount for Boks

August 14, 2014
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Player welfare paramount for Boks

At first glance the Springbok team named by Meyer looks like the best we can put on the field at this stage considering the injuries. Let’s be honest, this is a strong Bok team and should have no problem with putting the Argentinians away at Loftus on Saturday, but that is not really our...
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Springboks vs Argentina : Stats and facts

August 13, 2014
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Some stats and facts about the fixture involving South Africa and Argentina
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De Allende to make Springbok debut

August 13, 2014
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De Allende to make Springbok debut

Damian de Allende will make his Springbok debut next to returning national captain Jean de Villiers when South Africa open their Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday (kick-off 17h00). De Villiers is one of three returning Springboks who played no part in the Castle Lager Incoming...
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Springboks donate R15,000 to CMR Derdepoort

August 12, 2014
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Springboks donate R15,000 to CMR Derdepoort

Three Springboks visited the CMR Derdepoort day-care centre in Pretoria on Tuesday where they donated R15,000 from their internal players’ fund to this non-profit organisation for children, families and communities in need. The Springboks are currently in Pretoria where they are preparing to face Argentina in the opening Test of the 2014 Castle Lager...
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Expectations high for Springboks – Jean

August 6, 2014
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Expectations high for Springboks – Jean

With the Super Rugby that finished last weekend and no South African team contesting the final many will be wondering what to expect from the Springboks in this year’s Castle Rugby Championships. Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has made it clear that his focus for team is clearly to beat the All Blacks as...
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Juan Smith drafted into Springbok squad

August 6, 2014
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Juan Smith drafted into Springbok squad

Experienced international forward Juan Smith has been drafted into the Springboks’ squad preparing for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Smith is a Rugby World Cup winner in 2007 who has 69 Test caps to his name. He will join the squad in Johannesburg as replacement following confirmation that Victor Matfield will miss the opening...
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Etzebeth and Malherbe released for Currie Cup

August 5, 2014
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Etzebeth and Malherbe released for Currie Cup

  Two members of the Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship squad, Eben Etzebeth and Frans Malherbe, have been released to play in the opening round of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division for DHL Western Province on Friday evening. Both players are returning from long-term injuries and will be allowed some game time for...
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Springboks starts the quest

August 4, 2014
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Springboks starts the quest

The Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign kicked off in Johannesburg on Monday as their got their preparations underway for the tough Southern Hemisphere competition against Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. The Springboks open their campaign against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, 16 August. Kick-off is at 17h00. Apart from medicals,...
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De Villiers back to lead Boks

August 2, 2014
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De Villiers back to lead Boks

The Springboks will once again be led by Jean De Villiers as he comes back from injury for the Rugby Championship.   Jean is one of six players that comes back from injury. The players who did not take part in the June internationals that got back into the group are Jean De Villiers(Captain),...
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Springboks quest starts at Loftus

July 31, 2014
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Springboks quest starts at Loftus

The Springboks are coming home to Loftus Versfeld! On 16 August 2014, Loftus Versfeld, scene of many epic Springbok victories, will be hosting the Castle Lager Rugby Championship match between our beloved Springboks and Argentina.     This test, hosted on behalf of the South African Rugby Union (SARU), will kick off the Springbok’s...
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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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