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Bok management ready for 2010

The Springbok team management is ready for the challenges of 2010 following its pre-season meeting this week. From the desk of SA Rugby The management met...

Butch slams ‘disgraceful’ Sharks

Bath's Springbok flyhalf Butch James was all set to leave the Guinness Premiership in order to stake a claim for a World Cup...

Boks on track for RWC 2011

JJ Harmse believes that the noises coming from the Springbok camp are very good with South Africa aiming to become the first team ever...

No better captain in world rugby

Message to Springboks: If you want to win the World Cup in 2011, make sure you pick John Smit to lead the team. Stephen Nell...

Gaffie hangs up his boots

Springbok flyhalf Gaffie du Toit, who scored 108 points for South Africa in 11 Tests, and 153 points for the Springboks in other...

Bekker or Matfield?

Andries Bekker or Victor Matfield? Stephen Nell - Sport24 That is just one of the tough questions Springbok coach Peter de Villiers will probably have...

Bekker the talk of the town

The Stormers’ Springbok lock Andries Bekker is a sensation in New Zealand. Stephen Nell - Sport24 Veteran writer Keith Quinn, writing in the authoritative ...

Captain without equal

Whether we will see him in jersey number 1, 2 or 3, one thing is for sure, we will see John Smit leading the...

Grand Slam Tour timing a mess

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says the timing of the forthcoming Grand Slam tour of Europe at the end of 2010 "isn't right for...

Human nature, or blind stupidity?

I am fascinated every day on how human beings seemingly go out of their way to derail any efforts to be successful. It reminds me...

“Name your price”

France have told the South African Rugby Union to “name their price” to give up home advantage for this year’s Test match in June...

Leave the laws alone

I am getting so sick and tired of rugby experts bitching about the laws of the game in the mainstream press. If it is not...

Boks don’t deserve IRB award

Gary Boshoff believes the IRB team of the year award should have gone to Ireland. News24 The Springboks finished a momentous season on the worst possible...

The battle of the Champions

Six Nations Grand Slam champions Ireland take on world and Tri-Nations champions South Africa on Saturday in what is essentially a mini World Cup...

Ireland’s new golden boy

Jonathan Sexton is the new golden boy of Irish rugby and it was simply a question of time before he would be picked in...

Boks scrum ridiculed

Springbok props and the state of South African scrummaging has been savagely lampooned by British rugby writer Stephen Jones. Superrugby.co.za Stephen Jones of the London Sunday...

Mallet names extended Italian squad

Italy's South African coach Nick Mallett on Wednesday named a 24-man squad for his team's test match against his countrymen in Udine on Saturday. Superrugby.co.za There...

The break down factor

Not a ruck or a tackle, but what happens to the human body when subjected to excessive workloads for too long. The following is an...

RuggaWorld prediction game, Round 2

Okay it is Round 2 of our prediction game for a chance to win a copy of John Smit’s Captain in the Couldron. Round 1...

Ex-Bok to lead Saracens

Wikus van Heerden will lead a Saracens team containing ten South African-born players in the 22-man squad as the Guinness Premiership log leaders welcome...

France 20, Springboks 13

Paul Dobson from Rugby365.com previews the test between the Frogs and the Boks. It will be tough in Toulouse when the two big, abrasive packs...

Springbok team named for French test

The Springbok starting XV to face France in Toulouse on Friday shows four changes from the run-on XV that did duty in the Boks’...

Boks will leave legacy behind

The Leicester defeat was a shock, but our top Boks are determined to leave a winning legacy behind. Rugby365 The Springboks stepped up preparations for the...

Tigers 22, Bok XV 17

Leicester Tigers have a juggling act to perform as they go into Friday night's match against the Springboks at Welford Road. Their players will...

Mauger leads Leicester against Bok XV

Aaron Mauger will lead out Leicester Tigers for the historic match against South Africa at Welford Road on Friday evening. Leicestertigers.com The New Zealander international lines...

Griquas loosie for Bok squad?

There seems to be some speculation that a young, relatively unkown loose-forward from the Griquas might make the Bok end of year tour squad. Adnaan...

How to defend the RWC in 2011 – Part II

In his second installment, Newbokshields discusses the players that should take us to World Cup glory in 2011 in more detail. How to win the...

Boks honoured by Irish

The Springboks will play the opening match at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin – on the site of the old Lansdowne Road –...

No 3N tests for Cape Town

The Springboks will begin their 2010 defence of the Vodacom Tri-Nations title where they clinched it this season - in New Zealand. Sport24 Peter de Villiers’s...

De Jongh ready for Bok introduction

Juan de Jongh will take to wearing the Green and Gold of the Springboks as well as he has taken to his Western Province...

The power of one

Is success in rugby defined by an individual or by a collective team effort? I know it is almost impossible to define so I won’t...

Boks winning despite Snor

Just about the only thing that Peter de Villiers deserves credit for is relinquishing all matters technical to the senior players. ZELIM NEL takes...

Boks add Sarries fixture

The Springboks have confirmed earlier reports that they will play a second midweek match on their year-end tour, when they tackle Guinness Premiership log...

Far from peaking

Now that 2009 is in the bag for the Boks winning just about every title imaginable, focus shifted to the World Cup in 2011. The...