After the euphoria of Japan, reality will bite South African rugby back hard.
The Rugby World Cup-winning team is know for its breakdowns, although it’s usually on the pitch.
Meanwhile, Hawies Fourie remains winless as the new Cheetahs coach.
A consummate professional and highly skilled player, the versatile veteran loose forward got his due reward with two trophies in 2019.
Following a cracking start to this year’s Pro14 campaign, Hawies Fourie’s charges have found the going frustrating in Europe.
The EFF spokesperson says South Africans must ‘stop living a lie’ when it comes to racial unity.

Springboks WATCH: Siya Kolisi – the flight attendant!

Could this be the Springbok captain’s career after rugby?

Matt whispered ‘this is for your dad’ – and I cried, says Duane Vermeulen

Springboks Matt whispered ‘this is for your dad’ – and I cried, says Duane Vermeulen

Brought up by a single mother in Nelspruit, Vermeulen played his 50th Test in the Boks’ opening game in the World Cup, against New Zealand.

Tribute to a Beast of a legend

Springboks Tribute to a Beast of a legend

Winning the World Cup with the Springboks was Tendai Mtawarira’s last bit of unfinished business here, topping off a magnificent career.

The Cheetahs’ own ‘Kolisi’ reaches a special, ‘quick’ milestone

Junior Pokomela’s inspiration is unashamedly the Springbok captain, but this robust flanker is forging his own path.

Springboks Springbok legend and World Cup winner ‘Beast’ Mtawarira retires

Mtawarira, 34, has been a fixture at loosehead prop since debuting in 2008 and he is the third-most capped Springbok with 117, after Victor Matfield and Bryan Habana.

Woke tweets aside, the Springboks victory brings hope – let’s not waste it

Siya Kolisi became the first black Springbok captain to lead the SA side to glory in the Rugby World Cup. But can SA rugby build on this euphoria?

Rugby World Cup final sparks nostalgia for another Mandela moment

The mood is very different now, with young people angry about the slow pace of economic transformation.

Super Rugby Lions ‘cash’ in on Ivan as new Super Rugby mentor

The fitness and conditioning guru has branched out his coaching skills impressively the last few years.

Outrage as Totalsports removes Eben Etzebeth posters ahead of Rugby WC final

The decision to remove a poster from 300 stores has caused an outcry among rugby fans who have threatened to stop supporting the brand.

South Africa to host 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

The world’s best 24 men’s and 16 women’s rugby sevens teams will take to the field at the Cape Town Stadium.

Springboks Kolisi: I watched the 2007 final from a tavern

The Springbok captain is acutely aware of his importance to South Africans, particularly after an endearing image of he and Schalk Burger resurfaced on Twitter.

Lesufi apologises for falsely accusing Bok fan of holding old SA flag

He and Mzwandile Masina were asked to look more closely, with many saying the picture was manipulated.

Lesufi wants DStv to hand over rugby rights to SABC so not only ‘privileged few’ can watch #RSAvWAL

SABC was unable to acquire the rights for the tournament, which would have cost R400m.

WATCH: ‘Book my ticket’, I am coming to lift that trophy with you, Ramaphosa tells Kolisi

The president expresses relief that he doesn’t ‘have to come and play any role in the squad’, as his help clearly isn’t needed.




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