Morné Steyn’s kicking game should be the difference when the desperate Springboks tackle the Wallabies on Saturday at Loftus. Throw absolutely everything you have at the Wallabies. Take all points on offer. Kick the maker’s name off the ball, and force the opposition to play the majority of the game in their own territory. Those who have called for an… Read more →
As if winning two World Cups and earning 148 caps for the All Blacks wasn’t enough, Richie McCaw has now become a wing commander in the New Zealand Air Force. McCaw, 35, had been a Royal New Zealand Air Force squadron leader since 2009 but this week was appointed as a wing commander by the chief of the Air Force… Read more →
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has opted to start Rudy Paige and Morné Steyn in the halfbacks and Pat Lambie at fullback against Australia at Loftus on Saturday. The inclusion of Paige at scrumhalf is one of three changes made to the Springbok line-up that started the match against the All Blacks two weeks ago in Christchurch. Paige, who has made… Read more →
Damian de Allende, Lwazi Mvovo and Malcolm Marx have been released by the national team on Monday and will be available for Currie Cup selection this weekend.
Kwagga Smith scored a hat-trick as the Golden Lions sealed a 71-7 bonus-point win over the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Western Province claimed a much-needed 52-31 bonus-point win over Griquas on Friday night. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Rayno Benjamin bagged a hattrick as the Free State Cheetahs claimed a 52-10 bonus-point win over the Pumas to reclaim their place at the top of the Currie Cup log, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
The Blue Bulls ground out a 48-26 bonus-point win over the Boland Cavaliers in Wellington on Friday afternoon. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
The All Blacks fired late to claim a 41-13 bonus-point win in Christchurch and hand the Springboks their heaviest defeat since 2011. JON CARDINELLI reports. The Boks cannot match the All Blacks over a period of 80 minutes. This much was true during Heyneke Meyer’s tenure. The All Blacks won seven out of eight Tests against the Boks between 2012 and 2015,… Read more →
The bookies reckon the All Blacks will beat the Springboks by 24 points and it’s hard to argue with that as New Zealand look to win their 15th match in a row. The All Blacks are the No 1-ranked side in the world. They have won their last 14 matches, and another big win on Saturday could see them clinching… Read more →