Former captain Jean de Villiers believes the only way the Boks can beat the All Blacks this Saturday is by persisting with a pragmatic approach, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Durban.
Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk and inside centre Damian de Allende will start against the All Blacks at Kings Park on Saturday.
Dane Coles says the All Blacks remain determined to push themselves to the limit in this Saturday’s Test against the Springboks at Kings Park, writes Craig Lewis in Durban. When the All Blacks hooker fronted up to the media this week, he looked rather weary after the long-haul flight from Argentina, while sporting a considerable cut across the forehead as… Read more →
Big lock forward Pieter-Steph du Toit has been named Most Valuable Player at Western Province’s awards ceremony on Tuesday.
The Springboks could be put to the sword when a rampant All Blacks side goes looking for a more ruthless performance on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI in Durban.
Piet van Zyl has been called up as an injury replacement for Rudy Paige, who has been ruled out of this Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks. Allister Coetzee confirmed that Paige would not be available this week after waking up with headaches as a result of the head knock he suffered in last Saturday’s encounter with the Wallabies. It’s a… Read more →
Flyhalf Morné Steyn scored all of the Springboks’ points in an unconvincing yet crucial 18-10 win against the Wallabies on Saturday at Loftus Versfeld. The importance of this result cannot be overstated. After sustaining three consecutive defeats, the Boks are back to winning ways. And after seven matches at Loftus, the Boks are yet to lose a Test to the Wallabies…. Read more →
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 →