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Do officials crave the limelight too?

Officials Officials are starting to act like neglected kids who have always sought attention with atrocious calls and decisions every week. It is as...

Puzzling Meyer changes two

  The Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer made just two changes as he named a familiar side to take on the Argentinians. Having suffered defeat earlier...

Can New Zealand be beaten?

The old enemies will be at it again and this time in the Rugby World Cup for the first time since 2003. In the...

Meyer could be in until 2019!

  So reports suggest Meyer could be in the Springbok hot seat until Rugby World Cup 2019. The news has been prominent since last season...

A few lessons and maybe some hope?

Argentina have reasons to be positive The brilliance that was the Pumas must be acknowledged. Their development side managed to dazzle in the Vodacom Cup...

NZ squad to tour South Africa

Daniel Carter and Sonny Bill Williams among big players miss out on the squad to tour Africa, I mean South Africa. There will also...

Springboks name unchanged squad

South Africa will field the same starting 15 and the same bench as they did for their 38-12 humbling of Australia in Brisbane last...

2013, the Year of the Bok

I have been mulling over a subject for my last column of 2012 for about a month now. I did not want to venture into...

Meyer happy with win

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer applauded his team’s defence, discipline and guts after South Africa edged out England 16-15 at Twickenham on Saturday. This win secured...

Execution over innovation

It is a term one of the most successful coaches of Springbok rugby used on the magazine show Boots & All last night to...

Time for a reality check

Things in Springbok rugby are never normal or straight-forward, it always shifts between the insane and the absurd and this week there was a...

Re-think the match 22

Our very own Brendon Shields, who is under a self-imposed ban from blogging till now, shares his views on how we should re-shape and...

Ons identiteitskrisis

Ek kan vandag maklik skryf oor hoe bekakkenswaardig die Springbokke in Nasrec was teen die All Blacks gistermiddag, maar dit sal te maklik wees. Ek...

Nou vir die ‘Ware Jakob’

Julle sal my vergewe as ek nie té liries raak oor die Bokke se wen oor die Wallabies gister nie, vir die eerste keer...

Still on target

It is easy to criticize and say what Meyer is not getting right at the moment, but has anyone sat back to consider what...

Terug na stap nul

Kan dit waar wees? Kan twee afrigters van totale teenoorgestelde pole hulle in dieselfde posisie vind op dieselfde stadium van hulle loopbane? In my relatiewe...

The Aussie view

Greg Growden from the Sydney Morning Herald gives us the Aussie view from this weekend's test. After almost smashing his walkie-talkie against his forehead during...

Rigtinglose Bokke

Die Springbokke se vertoning gister teen die Wallabies het weereens bewys dat Suid-Afrikaanse afrigters hulle te veel bemoei met wat hulle nie het nie,...

Perth likely to be a battle for runner-up

Under pressure ... the respective coaches, Robbie Deans and Heyneke Meyer, enter this encounter with critics banging at the door. DateSeptember 7, 2012 Paul Cully Photo: John...

Boks focus on today’s Wallabies, not last year’s cup

SPRINGBOKS supporters still wince when reminded of it, but South African coaching staff will not be using the horrid memories of last year's World...

The difference between winning and losing

He is only going into his 6th test as Springbok coach having yet to taste defeat, but Heyneke Meyer already finds himself under enormous...

White expresses concern over Meyer’s ‘style’

There's a problem with Heyneke Meyer's Springbok coaching style, says former Bok mentor, Jake White. Sport24 According to the Beeld website, speaking at Emperors Palace on Wednesday, White,...

Clarity behind Kanko’s omission

There has been some confusion over Kankowski’s omission from the Springbok squad of 30 players for the Castle Rugby Championship kicking off in Cape...

A C+ for Meyer and the Boks

It did not take long to find myself in a very similar position with regards to the Springbok coach and Springbok rugby as I...

Joe Pietersen called up to Bok squad

DHL Western Province fullback Joe Pietersen has been called up to the Springbok squad in Port Elizabeth following the non-availability of a number of...

Jannie hails new Bok scrum doctor

Springbok tighthead Jannie du Plessis has hailed new scrum coach Pieter de Villiers as the key to South Africa's strong performance up front last...

Stern words lift Boks

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says a few harsh words were spoken at half-time after they outplayed England in the second half at Kings Park...

Springboks 22 v England 17 FT

Heyneke Meyer's Boks will make their debut today against England in Durban - a test that will set the tone for Meyer's tenure as...

In the Hotseat – Heyneke Meyer from Durban

Heyneke Meyer took some time off from preparing the Boks for the first Test against England to answer your questions sent in to him...

CAMPO: Boks go for combinations and a simple game plan

I was at the Springboks training session the other day, after their first squad for the year had been named, and it was interesting...

Broken promises

“You lied to me Tappe, you lied to me!” No, it has absolutely no relevance (other than a rugby related comment) to the Bok...

Meyer names players for final planning camp

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will hold a fourth and final Planning Camp in Durban from Sunday, with 42 players across all five Vodacom Super...

Thinking big

When you are charged with the responsibility of something on a National scale, you need a National Plan of Action. When the first press release...

Meyer to battle SA teams before Poms

According to Jan de Koning and Rugby365, Heyneke Meyer's first test won't be against the Poms, but against local rugby franchises and unions. Rugby365 Heyneke Meyer...

Building bridges

Where Meyer is now more confident in including a number of youngsters for the upcoming test series against England, his most important decision remains...

Meyer about to face his biggest test

It might be a strange thing to say, but Heyneke Meyer is about to be tested in a way he has never been tested...

Meyer to bring back more than just Vic

With no time to prepare for England, new Bok coach Heyneke Meyer may bring back a few more players than just Victor Matfield. Reports on...

Meyer’s assistants named

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Sunday announced the appointment of former Springbok loose forward Rassie Erasmus into a senior management position at...

Meyer wants Matfield as captain

SA rugby will today announce a number of appointments within its organization, but none more important than Heyneke Meyer’s coaching team. It has been known...

Bok assistant coaches announced on Sunday

SA Rugby have released a statement saying that a major announcement on key appointments to SA Rugby will be made on Sunday. The announcement is...

Meyer announces training camps & players

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has named a group of players that will be attending the first planning camp in Pretoria next week. This will be...

Fee negotiations halts appointments of assistants

Brenden Nel writing for SuperSport.com reports that Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer’s appointment of his management team is at an impasse after the Blue Bulls...

Frans coming back to SA

Frans Steyn will be returning to South Africa at the end of the current French rugby season. Steyn who were considering offers from Metro and...

Nick Mallet joins Boks

Mallet is on course to join the Springboks coaching staff alongside Heyneke Meyer. ALSO: Heyneke must select black players. After losing out on the England...

Loubscher in line for Bok job?

Brenden Nel reporting for SuperSport writes that Ricardo Loubscher might be lined up as Springboks assistant coach. Sport24 Former Springbok wing Ricardo Loubscher is the new...

Grow up Stormers supporters!

I just could not let this pearl of a column from JJ Harmse pass by... Sport24- JJ Harmse South African rugby fans, especially those who support...

Meyer se Bokke, sal eg Suid-Afrikaanse Bokke wees

Nuwe Springbok afrigter, Heyneke Meyer, gesels met Hanlie Retief van Rapport oor sy drome, planne en hoe hy al van skooldae af geweet het...

Smal’s not given up coaching Boks

The chips might not have fallen Gert Smal's way this time around but the former Springbok assistant coach and current Irish forwards coach has...

Meyer officially appointed as new Bok coach

Heyneke Meyer will be the new Springbok coach after a Special General Meeting of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) ratified his proposed appointment...

Bulls, SA Rugby official statement(s) on Meyer

The Blue Bulls have released an official statement on the issue of Heyneke Meyer and the Bok coaching job. Statement At a meeting called by SARU,...