The Willemse conundrum will remain in 2019

It seems the gifted Stormers and Springboks playmaker might still be subjected to a selection merry-go-round.

One of 2018's biggest talking points in local rugby will remain big in 2019 too: where will Damian Willemse play?

The Willemse conundrum will remain in 2019
The Willemse conundrum will remain in 2019

The Willemse conundrum will remain in 2019

It seems the gifted Stormers and Springboks playmaker might still be subjected to a selection merry-go-round.

Willemse ‘shocked’ by Mallett’s ‘garbage’ email

Willemse ‘shocked’ by Mallett’s ‘garbage’ email

The former Bok admits he reached his ‘breaking point’ that infamous day in the SuperSport studio.
Another Springbok star falls to big overseas money

Another Springbok star falls to big overseas money

But given the amount of money French club Toulon is offering Eben Etzebeth, you can’t really blame him…
WATCH: Willemse maintains he was subjected to racism

WATCH: Willemse maintains he was subjected to racism

The former Springbok says he believes the SAHRC inquiry is the ‘most appropriate forum’ to address his grievances.
Drotske’s condition worsens as family asks to ‘please pray’

Drotske’s condition worsens as family asks to ‘please pray’

The former Springbok hooker was shot three times during an armed robbery in Pretoria late last month.
Pote (partially) unplugged

Pote (partially) unplugged

The humble, genial new Super Rugby coach of the Bulls opened up a bit on what he’ll be about.
SAHRC to investigate racism at SuperSport in wake of Willemse saga

SAHRC to investigate racism at SuperSport in wake of Willemse saga

The former Springbok caused a stir earlier this year when he walked out during a live broadcast alleging he was being undermined.
Bulls admit Matfield’s motives might’ve been questionable

Bulls admit Matfield’s motives might’ve been questionable

Questions are being asked why the former Bok lock went through all the processes only to decline the role as the union reiterates that Pote Human isn’t sloppy seconds.
Pote to coach Bulls as Matfield gets cold feet

Pote to coach Bulls as Matfield gets cold feet

The former Springbok lock was the union’s preferred candidate, but at least next year’s Super Rugby campaign will be masterminded by a familiar face.
Rookie Blitzboks members make their mark

Rookie Blitzboks members make their mark

And that’s rather timely given that the team’s experienced core is steadily moving or are currently injured.
Blitzboks go into the new year with optimism

Blitzboks go into the new year with optimism

But it’s undeniable that a transitional season lays ahead with various rookies having to fill voids of experienced players.
Rosko ends Blitzboks stint on a high note

Rosko ends Blitzboks stint on a high note

The stalwart was included in World Rugby’s dream team for the Cape Town tournament as he now joins up with the Bulls full-time.
Blitzboks show guts to claim bronze in Cape Town

Blitzboks show guts to claim bronze in Cape Town

It was far from a perfect weekend for Neil Powell’s troops, but the positive end to this weekend’s tournament could be a good launchpad for the season.
All Blacks punish clumsy Blitzboks in dying moments

All Blacks punish clumsy Blitzboks in dying moments

But Neil Powell and his troops still top their group and will have a decent shot at claiming an elusive Cape Town Sevens title on Sunday.
Four things the Blitzboks need to get right in Cape Town

Four things the Blitzboks need to get right in Cape Town

Last weekend’s sixth place in Dubai wasn’t exactly part of the script, but Neil Powell’s troops hardly need to despair going into their home tournament.
Blitzboks need to stop being selfish

Blitzboks need to stop being selfish

Well, in a manner of speaking, according to stalwart Werner Kok…
PICS: Lions launch their 2019 Super Rugby kit

PICS: Lions launch their 2019 Super Rugby kit

Don’t expect anything flashy from South Africa’s most successful franchise in the tournament for the last three years.
SA’s Super Rugby teams go Marvel superheroes for 2019

SA’s Super Rugby teams go Marvel superheroes for 2019

Lions and Spider-Man, Sharks and Black Panther? You better believe it!
Blitzboks have no time to dwell on Dubai failure

Blitzboks have no time to dwell on Dubai failure

Stalwart Rosko Specman in particular wants to make sure he ends his stint in the national sevens team on a high as he focuses on his XV career with the Bulls.
It’s official: Kolisi will captain the Boks at the World Cup

It’s official: Kolisi will captain the Boks at the World Cup

While it’s not a surprise, national coach Rassie Erasmus had stressed throughout the year that he hadn’t appointed the versatile flanker permanently until now.
Elton has Barbarians skipper singing his praises

Elton has Barbarians skipper singing his praises

The Springbok flyhalf came off the bench for the invitational side to secure a last-gasp win over Argentina.
Cheetahs pay heavy price for poor start against Connacht

Cheetahs pay heavy price for poor start against Connacht

Franco Smith’s wayward charges again prove their own worst enemies in the Pro14.
Mixed bag for disappointed Blitzboks in Dubai

Mixed bag for disappointed Blitzboks in Dubai

A sixth place finish was not exactly what was envisioned at the start of the tournament in the desert.
Blitzboks flattened as Dubai title defence lies in ruins

Blitzboks flattened as Dubai title defence lies in ruins

South Africa’s troubles from the previous day continues as a tactically superb England beat them at their own game in a cup quarterfinal.
Blitzboks progress in Dubai, but there’s work to do

Blitzboks progress in Dubai, but there’s work to do

Neil Powell’s charges show the bit of inexperience in their ranks with a last-gasp loss to Argentina though their good earlier in the day means it’s not a train smash.
Bulls appoint a numbers man as their new chief

Bulls appoint a numbers man as their new chief

Financial acumen instead of sport management proves instrumental in the union’s decision.

 

 

 

 

 

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