England coach Eddie Jones says he wants captain Owen Farrell to leave his mark on the team during their upcoming June test series against the Springboks.
Eben Etzebeth looks set to miss the Springboks’ four Tests in June after the Stormers confirmed that the lock will not make a return to Super Rugby until July.
Lood de Jager is set to be sidelined for at least six months after a second scan on Wednesday revealed his injury is worse than initially expected.
The Lions, and indeed the Springboks, will be hoping that Warren Whiteley recovers sufficiently to feature in at least one Super Rugby game before the June Tests.
Bulls duo Lood de Jager and Lizo Gqoboka have been ruled out of the June Test series against England after suffering injuries in the recent match against the Sharks.
Eddie Jones has included flyhalf Danny Cipriani and loose forward Brad Shields in England’s 34-man squad for their three-Test series against the Springboks in June.
Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx is set to miss at least the first three Tests of the season due to a hamstring tendon tear.
Joel Stransky has predicted a 2-1 series win for the Springboks against England in June.
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus faces a complex selection decision when it comes to picking the backup players to provide cover for star hooker Malcolm Marx, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Rassie Erasmus remains confident that the Springboks will reach their target of 45% black-player representation over the course of the 2018 Test season. JON CARDINELLI reports.