Tag: Heyneke Meyer

Puzzling Meyer changes two

This picture, credit of Getty Images, tells a great story of the battle of Twickenham # Sportsmanship

Tweet  The Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer made just two changes as he named a familiar side to take on the Argentinians. Having suffered defeat earlier in the year, a battle to finish at least third at the World Cup and on the official rankings Meyer was quick to replace Fourie du Preez with Ruan Pienaar…

Can New Zealand be beaten?


TweetThe old enemies will be at it again and this time in the Rugby World Cup for the first time since 2003. In the last few years the All Black have got one over us and bar the penalty Pat Lambie struck to snatch a win. The Springboks have only tasted victory over New Zealand…

Meyer could be in until 2019!

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 07: Jean de Villiers with Hashim Amla and Heyneke Meyer (Head Coach) of South Africa during the Springbok team photo at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 07, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

Tweet   So reports suggest Meyer could be in the Springbok hot seat until Rugby World Cup 2019. The news has been prominent since last season and has surfaced once again this year at a time which is the toughest in Heyneke Meyer’s tenure. This is not new, Springbok coaches always feel the heat before…

A few lessons and maybe some hope?


TweetArgentina have reasons to be positive The brilliance that was the Pumas must be acknowledged. Their development side managed to dazzle in the Vodacom Cup a few years ago and some of those performers excelled a few years later. They made history for their country and beat the mighty Springboks. Their attitude was massive and…

NZ squad to tour South Africa

TweetDaniel Carter and Sonny Bill Williams among big players miss out on the squad to tour Africa, I mean South Africa. There will also be no Waisake Naholo as the start winger managed to break his leg on what was an impressive debut for the All Blacks. Hansen also sounded disappointed with the injury suffered…

Springboks name unchanged squad

TweetSouth Africa will field the same starting 15 and the same bench as they did for their 38-12 humbling of Australia in Brisbane last weekend. Date September 11, 2013 – 2:02PM Zane Kirchner is upended by Israel Folau in Brisbane. Photo: Getty Images Coach Heyneke Meyer says the Springboks will need to go up a gear…

Execution over innovation

TweetIt is a term one of the most successful coaches of Springbok rugby used on the magazine show Boots & All last night to describe Heyneke Meyer and our current Springbok playing style.

Re-think the match 22

TweetOur 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 re-think how we use the whole team.

Nou vir die ‘Ware Jakob’

TweetJulle sal my vergewe as ek nie té liries raak oor die Bokke se wen oor die Wallabies gister nie, vir die eerste keer die jaar het hulle eenvoudig ’n wen gekry wat hulle verwag het om te kry.

Still on target

TweetIt is easy to criticize and say what Meyer is not getting right at the moment, but has anyone sat back to consider what he is being quite successful in doing in only 7 tests?