21.9.2019 06:00 am
A struggling economy, rising crime and growing intolerance among its people leave South Africa in desperate need of a unifying factor.
The four-year wait is over.
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.
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…
The former national scrumhalf also raves over the depth in the No 9 jersey as the opener against the All Blacks comes ever closer.
Aled Waters, the team’s fitness guru, reveals how Duane Vermeulen lost three kilograms in one training session!
Rassie Erasmus, with good reason, hasn’t been picking Free Staters for the national team. It’s a situation that might change rapidly.
SA Rugby’s new contracting model, transformation policies and the financial pressure on unions are contributing to a growing problem.
There’s a distinct sense that the Springboks’ relatively serene environment now becomes very much World Cup hectic.
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.
The outspoken former Bok coach believes the lock should’ve been subjected to an internal investigation and dropped for the World Cup.
It’s all about Rassie Erasmus’ pragmatic game-plan, believes Bok legend Victor Matfield.
The legendary second rower, himself player-of-the-tournament in 2007, is particularly excited by the varied skills of the quartet in Japan.