With the recent announcement of the contracted Springbok group, focus is slowly starting to shift to the international test season with one burning question…
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will lead the DHL Stormers into battle in their second pre-season friendly of 2013, when the Men from the Cape take on neighbours, the Regent Boland Cavaliers, at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday (14h45).
A fit again Schalk Burger will once again lead the Stormers for the 2013 Super Rugby campaign.
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, eerder as om dit wat hulle wel het tot sy volle potensiaal aan te wind.
Jean de Villiers has been appointed as Springbok captain for the remainder of the 2012 season, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer announced in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
Jean de Villiers will become the 54th Springbok captain after he was named to lead the Boks in the Castle Incoming Tour against England, which starts on Saturday.
Where Meyer is now more confident in including a number of youngsters for the upcoming test series against England, his most important decision remains who he will select as skipper.
The DHL Stormers injury woes has taken a turn for the worst as it was confirmed that Nick Koster is also on his way back to SA following a knee injury.
Coach Allister Coetzee today named his team to take on the Reds on Friday night at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, in the teams’ third tour match.
The Stormers have received a massive blow with the news that centre and captain Jean de Villiers has injured ligaments in his hand.
John Smit has moved to the bench while Frans Steyn retains the number 12 jersey ahead of Jean de Villiers.
What a big difference a week in rugby makes! But like last week when the Boks played badly I find myself in a strange but familiar position this week where I call on fans to calm down a bit following…
Whilst many will applaud Western Province rugby for hanging onto most of their players, it might come at a massive loss.
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DHL Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee, were forced to make some changes to his team following some injuries.