The Springboks will be in the second band of seeds for the 2019 World Cup draw and could possibly be drawn in the same pool as the All Blacks and Japan.
South African teams need to start beating their New Zealand counterparts on a regular basis for the Springboks to feature in the World Cup-contender conversation, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks have dropped to seventh in the World Rugby rankings following Wales’ 22-9 win over Ireland on Friday. The result in Cardiff earned Wales enough rankings points to take them to sixth position, above South Africa, who have now reached their lowest-ever ranking. Meanwhile, Scotland remains fifth despite their humiliating 61-21 defeat against England at Twickenham. The two sides… Read more →
England’s investment in intellect and tradition is at the heart of their record-equalling success, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Prop Steven Kitshoff will leave Bordeaux to return to South Africa at the end of the current European season.
Allister Coetzee has reiterated that the Boks will embrace a pragmatic brand of ‘winning rugby’ first and foremost this season.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has lauded the attitude of the players who attended a three-day training camp in Johannesburg.
SA Rugby’s decision to retain Allister Coetzee, as well its new overseas-player policy, will limit the Springboks’ progress in 2017, writes JON CARDINELLI.
SA Rugby has announced that only overseas-based Springboks with more than 30 Test caps will be eligible for national selection as of 1 July.
Scotland have replaced South Africa in the top five of the World Rugby rankings, following their 29-13 win over Wales in Edinburgh on Saturday. Scotland’s first victory over Wales in 10 years earned them a 1.28 rankings points increase, elevating them to fifth in rankings, their highest-ever position on the list. The Scots’ three-place jump from eight to fifth relegates… Read more →