Former captain Jean de Villiers says some Boks are so obsessed with a set game plan that they shy away from making different decisions on the field.
Allister Coetzee’s decision to back an inexperienced team in Cardiff could have serious short and long-term consequences for the Springboks, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Winger Jamba Ulengo, centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg, and flank Uzair Cassiem will make their Test debuts for the Springboks against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
The Springboks are fully aware that they face the possibility of being drawn in a potential ‘pool of death’ for the 2019 World Cup due to their decline down the world rankings.
Kyle Brown has stepped down as Springbok Sevens captain and will instead settle into a more supportive role to the younger leaders in the squad, with Philip Snyman appointed as the Blitzboks’ new captain.
CRAIG LEWIS of SA Rugby magazine looks at an injection of youth and fit-again players who could add a different dynamic to the Springboks’ set-up next season.
Joel Stransky believes SA Rugby must scrap two of its six Super Rugby franchises in a bid to rescue the ailing Springboks.
The Springboks have dropped to fifth in the World Rugby rankings after suffering a humiliating 20-18 loss to Italy on Saturday.
Allister Coetzee insists that he hasn’t ‘lost the change room’ despite the Boks slipping to a historic first-ever loss to Italy on Saturday.
Italy produced a tigerish defensive performance on Saturday to beat the Springboks 20-18 in Florence and record their first Test win against South Africa, reports JON CARDINELLI.