Manie Libbok contributed 17 points as the Blue Bulls recorded a 34-12 bonus-point victory over the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Flyhalf Chris Smith scored 22 points to steer the Pumas to a 42-19 victory over Griquas in the first round of the Currie Cup in Nelspruit on Friday.
Siya Kolisi has been immensely impressed by the professionalism and maturity of Damian Willemse, who is set to make his Bok debut against Argentina on Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Durban.
JON CARDINELLI looks ahead to a vitally important match in the context of the Springboks’ Rugby Championship campaign and overall season.
Sam Whitelock is set to play in his 100th Test for the All Blacks when New Zealand take on Australia at the ANZ stadium on Saturday.
Rassie Erasmus expects Makazole Mapimpi to make the most of his starting opportunity against Argentina at Kings Park on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Durban reports.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named the uncapped duo of Damian Willemse and Marco van Staden on the bench for the Test against Argentina in Durban.
The All Blacks will be aiming to make a serious statement of intent when they face the Wallabies in Sydney this Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Skipper Siya Kolisi will be tasked with tackling a new role as the Springboks kick off their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina this Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Durban.
Hanro Liebenberg will lead the Blue Bulls against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.