Rassie Erasmus explains why his side as a ‘B-team’ look and why Jesse Kriel is now a senior player.
Rassie Erasmus goes for Elton and Herschel as halfback pairing as Eben Etzebeth deputises as skipper.
The duo perfectly illustrates the Springboks’ exciting mix of youth and experience as the World Cup looms.
Don’t think the Bulls ‘sensation’ is going to nab the veteran’s place without a fight.
Cutting it fine perhaps? Not when you pick these guys, says assistant Matt Proudfoot…
Cash van Rooyen’s youngsters repay his faith as the Peacock Blues deliver a compelling performance in Durban.

Currie Cup Plucky Pumas lay bare SA rugby’s dire financial state

Coach Jimmy Stonehouse continues to work wonders on a limited budget, but the magic won’t last much longer.

James Small was found naked, unconscious at brothel – report

The Springbok legend reportedly collapsed at The Harem in Bedfordview, ‘gentleman’s club that caters for every need’.

Wallabies prop robbed and injured in Sandton

Taniela Tupou sustained minor cuts to his arm following the theft of his cellphone near the team hotel.

Currie Cup Currie Cup wrap: Magnificent Griquas, thrilling Tambwe hat-trick

However, the showpiece fixture at Newlands between WP and the Blue Bulls fails to live up to expectations.

Springboks How staring amputation in the face formed Handre Pollard

Three years ago, the Springbok flyhalf was told he might not have an arm anymore. Now, he’s one of the best in the world.

Springboks ‘Fresh’ Etzebeth takes inspiration from fellow tough nut Small

The towering lock also hails how well Rassie Erasmus and co are preparing the Springboks for their World Cup assault.

Currie Cup Your double quick team-by-team Currie Cup guide

The hallowed provincial tournament is back in all it’s watered-down glory, but it’s importance in terms of depth remains.

Currie Cup Depth dominates this year’s Currie Cup discourse

The Super Rugby franchises have challenges on their hands as mass defections and Bok duty make them dig deep.

Springbok legend James Small dies of heart attack

The former Springbok winger and Rugby World Cup winner has died at 50.

Springboks Rest of SA’s sporting failures spur on the Springboks

Rassie Erasmus has found time to watch the Proteas and the respective national soccer teams … and hopes to restore national pride.

Springboks Where did Bok newbie Rynhardt Elstadt suddenly come from?

In short, Rassie Erasmus identified a very specific need following Siya Kolisi’s injury…

Springboks These are the men that could replace Siya Kolisi

With the news that the Springbok captain will have to prove his fitness in the Currie Cup, Rassie Erasmus has the luxury of quite a number of fish in the pond.

Springboks Springboks’ skipper poser

With Siya Kolisi crocked, coach Rassie Erasmus needs to carefully evaluate various stand-in candidates.

Assessing the damage of the Lions’ player cleanout

A string of departures have been confirmed by the franchise and some of them are massive names…




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