Tag: Springbok Rugby

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…

The clock is ticking…


Tweet The deciding week in the Rugby Championship. South Africa will go into the last test having all but secured third spot on the log unless they succumb to a shock loss. Will Pieter-Steph du toit feature in the fourth game with the former Sharks lock having managed to get a few minutes against the…

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.

Imagine if…

TweetAll the excitement from the elections in the United States seems have many South Africans reflecting and saying things like; ‘Imagine if South Africa…’

In the Hotseat – Heyneke Meyer from Durban

TweetHeyneke Meyer took some time off from preparing the Boks for the first Test against England to answer your questions sent in to him by readers of BOKzine. June 07, 2012 Heyneke Meyer took some time off from preparing the Boks for the first Test against England to answer your questions sent in to him…

Farewell, legends…

TweetThe South African Rugby Union paid tribute to Springbok captain John Smit and vice-captain Victor Matfield today, following their retirement from international rugby.

Pride and prejudice

TweetSimilar to the Jane Austen classic, South African Rugby is a mixture of misplaced pride, shady characters with delusions of grandeur and the inability to focus on the obvious, all of which leads to the degradation and ultimate destruction of that which really matters.

Hospital job will lead to Bok trauma

TweetThe Grand Slam dream is over.  The one thing that could have redeemed the Boks and its management came to an embarrassing end on Saturday as the Springboks went down to the Scots, and as my three-year old would say; ‘Now what now?”

Fetchers, can you eat it?

TweetIt is strangely tempting, just for the moment, to suggest that Jake White was right after all … maybe fetchers are indeed best employed at plucking beers out of the fridge.