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Ashwin: We’ve done everything we can to date, says SuperSport

The independent report into the former Springbok wing’s walkout saga admits, however, that the content is ‘impoverished’ because he didn’t provide his input.

SuperSport have downplayed fears over a potential backlash should its “reconciliatory” engagements with Ashwin Willemse fail.

Ashwin: We’ve done everything we can to date, says SuperSport
Ashwin: We’ve done everything we can to date, says SuperSport

Ashwin: We’ve done everything we can to date, says SuperSport

The independent report into the former Springbok wing’s walkout saga admits, however, that the content is ‘impoverished’ because he didn’t provide his input.

Independent probe finds no racism in Ashwin Willemse saga
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Independent probe finds no racism in Ashwin Willemse saga

SuperSport confirm that the former Springbok wing voluntarily didn’t provide any evidence of his own.
The Lions seriously need to promote Baby Bok star Wandi Simelane
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The Lions seriously need to promote Baby Bok star Wandi Simelane

Promoting youth is working for the men from Ellis Park and Rohan Janse van Rensburg’s injury means he could stake a claim in his favoured position at centre.
Loyal servant Brits in line for a proper swansong
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Loyal servant Brits in line for a proper swansong

Rassie Erasmus pondering a few changes for the dead rubber against England at Newlands without weakening the chances of a series clean sweep.
Rassie plays it cool on Newlands whispers
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Rassie plays it cool on Newlands whispers

According to reports, the Springboks will play the last Test at the ground when they meet England in the third and final Test there on Saturday.
Ashwin fails to provide input in SuperSport investigation
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Ashwin fails to provide input in SuperSport investigation

The broadcaster even extended the deadline for the independent investigation to allow the former Bok to give his own testimony but this wasn’t forthcoming.
Beast just knew he had to deliver on his big day
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Beast just knew he had to deliver on his big day

It took an innocuous question from his son, Wangu, to sting the Springbok prop into action in his historic 100th Test.
Second half surge sees Junior Springboks claim bronze
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Second half surge sees Junior Springboks claim bronze

Coach Chean Roux pleased with his charges despite what was pretty much a disappointing campaign in the World U-20 Champs again.
Springbok player ratings: Demon Duane sets the tone
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Springbok player ratings: Demon Duane sets the tone

The veteran No 8 steals the show with a monstrous performance as the two important men of the day also do their part.
WATCH: Ramaphosa’s surprise call to Beast Mtawarira
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WATCH: Ramaphosa’s surprise call to Beast Mtawarira

The Springbok prop laughs as he regales how he had to become ‘very formal’ over the phone when he realised the president was phoning!
Springboks clinch series early to hand perfect gifts to Beast and Siya
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Springboks clinch series early to hand perfect gifts to Beast and Siya

A big coup for Rassie Erasmus and his men as they crank the national team’s revolution into a new gear with a gritty win over England in Bloemfontein.
Siya Kolisi: Beast would want us to get on with the job
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Siya Kolisi: Beast would want us to get on with the job

The Springbok skipper believes the best way to honour the veteran prop, who plays his 100th Test on Saturday, would be to ‘focus on the match’.
Lukhanyo Am wants to be more ‘involved’
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Lukhanyo Am wants to be more ‘involved’

But the Springbok centre also isn’t going to suddenly become an all-action hero if it’s going to put his side at a disadvantage.
Johann Rupert’s Remgro circling Western Province over unpaid loans
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Johann Rupert’s Remgro circling Western Province over unpaid loans

The union was bailed out by the company after its professional arm went bankrupt in December 2016 but now they want the R44 million back.
Four themes dominating the build-up to the big Bok Test
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Four themes dominating the build-up to the big Bok Test

Rassie Erasmus and his men can already seal the series against England with a win in Bloemfontein on Saturday but there are a few things to contend with.
No rabbits out of the hat as Springboks show continuity
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No rabbits out of the hat as Springboks show continuity

Only three changes made from coach Rassie Erasmus as excitement builds for Beast Mtawarira’s big day.
What’s hot in Rassie’s box of tricks?
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What’s hot in Rassie’s box of tricks?

The Springbok coach won’t change much in Bloemfontein but expect a lock as a blindside flanker and possibly a Sharks centre pairing.
Beast Mtawarira: the history-making ‘Shona Springbok’
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Beast Mtawarira: the history-making ‘Shona Springbok’

There is no bigger patriot than the Zimbabwe-born prop, who’ll play his 100th Test this weekend. But petty politics almost denied him the honour.
WATCH: I want to be a shining light for Africa, says Beast Mtawarira
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WATCH: I want to be a shining light for Africa, says Beast Mtawarira

The Springbok prop will reach the significant milestone of 100 Test caps this weekend.
RG Snyman on his Bok debut: I’ll slow down for the wings next time!
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RG Snyman on his Bok debut: I’ll slow down for the wings next time!

The rookie lock impressed mightily on Test debut against England last weekend and reflects light-heartedly on a ‘good experience’.
Baby Boks suffer agonising loss in semifinal
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Baby Boks suffer agonising loss in semifinal

Chean Roux’s charges will have to settle for the third place playoff in the World U-20 champs (again) as they pay the price for a poor start.
Matt Proudfoot: Bok pack must give Beast the 100th Test he deserves
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Matt Proudfoot: Bok pack must give Beast the 100th Test he deserves

The national forwards coach lauds an ‘ultimate professional’ who’s a rock in every team he plays in.
No break for Super Rugby in 2019
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No break for Super Rugby in 2019

The Super Rugby season will kick off earlier next year and run without a break for 21 weeks due to the World Cup in Japan.
Prodigal son Rassie returns to his beloved City of Roses
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Prodigal son Rassie returns to his beloved City of Roses

The Springbok coach made his mark in Bloemfontein as player and coach. Now he wants to win a Test match there.
Rassie salutes evergreen Beast Mtawarira on special milestone
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Rassie salutes evergreen Beast Mtawarira on special milestone

The Springbok prop will become only the sixth South African player to reach 100 Test caps.
Why Rassie Erasmus has picked a retired 37-year-old
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Why Rassie Erasmus has picked a retired 37-year-old

Schalk Brits played his last competitive game for English giants Saracens two weeks ago. Now he’s in the Springbok squad!

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