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What South African cricket can learn from the Springboks
Former Bok skipper Wynand Claassen, a man who still loves his cricket too, points out the stark contrast between the two sports.
The national team has been answering some tough questions this past week ahead of the showdown with the All Blacks.
It certainly doesn’t help that Jerome Garces, under whom the Springboks have a poor record, will officiate in Yokohama.
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SABC’s Rugby World Cup blackout ‘lets country down’
The tournament has the power to unite the nation, SA Rugby says, while Mark Andrews slams the public broadcaster for not showing a single Springbok match.
Those blond locks might not be ideal for Japan’s sticky conditions, but the Springboks’ influential scrumhalf isn’t overly worried.
Much like Eddie Jones in 2007, it at least sounds like Felix Jones is already having an influence on the Springboks’ World Cup assault.

Springboks Mzwandile Stick: We want equal treatment against the All Blacks

The Springbok assistant coach is wary of Jerome Garces applying too much leeway with the whistle just because the All Blacks are, well, the All Blacks…

Springboks There’s nothing for these Boks to fear, says excited Pienaar

The former national scrumhalf also raves over the depth in the No 9 jersey as the opener against the All Blacks comes ever closer.

Springboks Whether it’s freezing or blazing, the Boks will be ready

Aled Waters, the team’s fitness guru, reveals how Duane Vermeulen lost three kilograms in one training session!

How barging Benhard and other Cheetahs are rocking the Springbok boat

Rassie Erasmus, with good reason, hasn’t been picking Free Staters for the national team. It’s a situation that might change rapidly.

The exodus of SA’s rugby talent at junior level has begun

SA Rugby’s new contracting model, transformation policies and the financial pressure on unions are contributing to a growing problem.

Springboks Rassie admits his growing sense of Ke Nako

There’s a distinct sense that the Springboks’ relatively serene environment now becomes very much World Cup hectic.

SA pledges ‘full cooperation’ in Etzebeth assault probe

The 27-year-old was named in South Africa’s squad just a day after allegations on social media that he insulted, assaulted, and pointed a gun at a homeless man.

Springboks Divvy ‘can’t support the Springboks’ because of Etzebeth saga

The outspoken former Bok coach believes the lock should’ve been subjected to an internal investigation and dropped for the World Cup.

Springboks Why Japan’s sticky, hot conditions will suit the Springboks perfectly

It’s all about Rassie Erasmus’ pragmatic game-plan, believes Bok legend Victor Matfield.

Springboks Matfield: The Springboks’ four locks are best in the world

The legendary second rower, himself player-of-the-tournament in 2007, is particularly excited by the varied skills of the quartet in Japan.

PJ, Aunty Pat and UWC celebrate fallen Bok hero Chester

Family and friends remind all again that the legendary winger merely wanted those around him to succeed.

LIVE: Chester Williams’ memorial service

The Springbok legend passed away tragically last week.

Currie Cup Five breakout stars in this year’s Currie Cup

South African rugby’s depth might continually be questioned, but this vintage shows the conveyor belt is still running.

Springboks GALLERY: The Springboks sweat it out in extreme conditions

There’s a very good reason why Rassie Erasmus chose this site to round off their World Cup prep.


 


 

 


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