Barefoot Lood wants to be at the forefront of Bulls’ revolution

He’s a casual, warm fellow off the field, but the Springbok lock deserves to be taken serious as a leader.

Lood de Jager's first media conference as full-time Bulls skipper was conducted in shorts, a training shirt and bare feet.

Barefoot Lood wants to be at the forefront of Bulls’ revolution
Barefoot Lood wants to be at the forefront of Bulls’ revolution

Barefoot Lood wants to be at the forefront of Bulls’ revolution

He’s a casual, warm fellow off the field, but the Springbok lock deserves to be taken serious as a leader.

Is 2019 the second coming of Seabelo Senatla?

Is 2019 the second coming of Seabelo Senatla?

Burdened by injuries and overblown expectations previously, the Blitzboks legend has given himself a clean slate in fifteens.
Why Pote isn’t sleeping well at the moment

Why Pote isn’t sleeping well at the moment

The fate of one of the Bulls coach’s trump cards, RG Snyman, is very much to blame…
Whiteley: SA rugby needs ‘cool’ Marvel injection

Whiteley: SA rugby needs ‘cool’ Marvel injection

The Lions skipper believes this year’s initiative in Super Rugby will help stimulate grassroots level.
The weird(ish) reason the Lions let this potential gem go

The weird(ish) reason the Lions let this potential gem go

Hailed as a new Fourie du Preez a year or so ago, Marco Jansen van Vuren now has to revive his career at Loftus.
Stormers deny there’s a mutiny brewing

Stormers deny there’s a mutiny brewing

Various reports stated that the franchise’s players were very unhappy at the uncertainty regarding the team’s coaching structure.
Duane: It was the right thing to do to go to Loftus

Duane: It was the right thing to do to go to Loftus

The influential Springbok No 8 also suggests he was a possibly unwanted at his previous home, the Stormers.
Treu chaos at the Stormers as top players and sponsor threaten revolt

Treu chaos at the Stormers as top players and sponsor threaten revolt

Bok skipper Siya Kolisi and the players hold an emergency meeting over alleged plans for the now unpopular former Blitzboks coach to become director of rugby.
The inconvenient truth about Pat Lambie

The inconvenient truth about Pat Lambie

By all accounts he was one of the most level-headed men ever in South African rugby, but his talent was actually wasted … badly.
WATCH: New kid Simelane ready to steal Dyantyi’s thunder?

WATCH: New kid Simelane ready to steal Dyantyi’s thunder?

The Lions seem to have unearthed yet another hot prospect on the national scene in the build-up to this year’s Super Rugby campaign.
New Zealand outclass Blitzboks in bronze medal playoff

New Zealand outclass Blitzboks in bronze medal playoff

The Blitzboks were soundly beaten 29-7 by New Zealand in their bronze medal playoff match at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament in Hamilton, New Zealand, on Sunday.
Fiji thrash Blitzboks 29-7 in Hamilton semis

Fiji thrash Blitzboks 29-7 in Hamilton semis

Uncharacteristic handling errors and poor tackling let the South Africans down as the Fijians ran in 4 tries against the solitary five-pointer and conversion from Selvyn Davids. 
Brown eyeing Blitzboks milestone in Waikato

Brown eyeing Blitzboks milestone in Waikato

If Brown gets a run against Kenya in South Africa’s opening match, it will mark the 68th time he’ll appear in a World Sevens tournament.
Five Springbok (and transformation) bolters for 2019

Five Springbok (and transformation) bolters for 2019

National coach Rassie Erasmus needs to increase representation to 50% this year. It shouldn’t have to prove difficult.
Why the loan system works for the Lions

Why the loan system works for the Lions

South Africa’s leading Super Rugby franchise have no problem snapping up unwanted players. And they tend to make them pretty good too.
Pollard still pulls strings, even if he’s not skipper anymore

Pollard still pulls strings, even if he’s not skipper anymore

The Bulls and Springbok pivot is anyway part of a bigger leadership group under Pote Human.
Lizo and Dylan: The similar tales of two promising looseheads

Lizo and Dylan: The similar tales of two promising looseheads

The injury-plagued Bulls and Lions props are back and add vital national depth to the No 1 jersey, which will have Rassie Erasmus smiling.
Naka now pondering suing hospitals

Naka now pondering suing hospitals

The former Springbok was critically wounded in an armed attack on his family, but his real troubles started after his first discharge.
WATCH: Former Springbok in court for stealing golf clubs

WATCH: Former Springbok in court for stealing golf clubs

CCTV footage that went viral on social media apparently prompted Earl Rose to hand himself over to police.
SA can’t have just one team in Super Rugby mix again, says Swys

SA can’t have just one team in Super Rugby mix again, says Swys

But the Lions coach is positive that their competitors will step up in this year’s campaign.
‘Trembling, headaches, migraines’: Concussion forces Boks star Lambie to quit

‘Trembling, headaches, migraines’: Concussion forces Boks star Lambie to quit

The sudden retirement of Pat Lambie because of post-concussion problems “is a shock,” team-mate Dimitri Szarzewski said after Racing 92 beat Scarlets in Europe on Saturday.
Whiteley having no sleepless nights over lurking Duane

Whiteley having no sleepless nights over lurking Duane

The Lions skipper and Springbok No 8 has a world class competitor in Super Rugby this year again. But he’s won the battle before.
Sharks shrug off ‘controversial’ Jean-Luc injury

Sharks shrug off ‘controversial’ Jean-Luc injury

The bruising Bok flanker is out for about three months after cramming in a short-term stint with English club Sale in a hectic schedule.
Three forgotten Springboks catching the eye early

Three forgotten Springboks catching the eye early

These overseas-based stars have been showing some cracking form since the Christmas period and doing their utmost to make Rassie Erasmus pay attention.
Naka Drotske: We were going to die, so instinct kicked in

Naka Drotske: We were going to die, so instinct kicked in

The former Bok hooker regales how he foiled an armed attack on his family that almost cost him his life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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