Rob du Preez, Akker van der Merwe and Martin Muller will start for the Barbarians in Saturday’s clash with the Boks at Wembley Stadium, while Ruan Ackermann and French-based Schalk van der Merwe will play off the bench.
Allister Coetzee believes the Springboks will never lose their aura or their standing in world rugby.
Pieter de Villiers looks set to be named as the new Stormers scrum coach ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby tournament.
Patrick Lambie will captain the Boks in their international match against the Barbarians at Wembley Stadium in London this Saturday. Allister Coetzee confirmed on Monday that Adriaan Strauss, who has led the Springboks in all of their nine Tests so far this year, will be rested for the Barbarians match. With Strauss not considered, Coetzee said Lambie was a natural… Read more →
A depleted and embattled Springbok side will struggle to succeed in Europe and finish 2016 with a win record in excess of 50%, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Akker van der Merwe, Kwagga Smith, Ruan Ackermann, Robert du Preez and Schalk van der Merwe have been included in the Barbarians squad to face the Springboks on 5 November.
Jaco Kriel has been ruled out of the Springboks’ end-of-year tour after sustaining a knee injury in Japan, while Jannie du Plessis has been withdrawn from the squad.
Mark Alexander was elected unopposed as the new president of SA Rugby on Thursday, while Francois Davids – a serving member of the executive council – will be his deputy.
Brendan Venter says a number of practical, technically driven solutions aimed at addressing the shortcomings within SA rugby came out of last week’s SA rugby coaching indaba.
Pieter-Steph du Toit was named the SA Rugby Player of the Year at an awards function in Johannesburg on Monday night.