21.11.2019 01:23 pm
He’s had his troubles on and off the field, but the former hooker remains passionate about the national side.
Former Springbok hooker James Dalton , who was a member of the 1995 World Cup-winning squad, has seen a lot in his career.
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.
If tomorrow’s Rugby World Cup semifinal is played in the wet, as is expected, the Springboks are braced for ‘a game of chess’ against Wales, says flyhalf Handre Pollard.
The versatile 25-year-old midfielder had to return home early from the World Cup tournament in Japan due to a hamstring problem.
It might have something to do with S’bu Nkosi and Makazole Mapimpi’s potency…
The Springbok assistant coach was, rather inevitably, asked to weigh in on the spying allegations dominating the build-up to New Zealand and England’s semifinal.
The Frenchman is a controversial figure, who was severely criticised for his handling of the Boks and All Blacks’ pool match last month.
The evergreen prop certainly did his best to make up for it on all fronts.
One of the World Cup’s leading players to date sustained a twisted ankle in the victory over Canada.
This is why the veteran Springbok hooker is one of the most popular players on the planet.
The Bok skipper is close to full match fitness again, meaning he’s hardly concerned over starting two games in four days.
The utility back only replaced Jesse Kriel less than a week ago as Rassie Erasmus deals with only a four-day turnaround from the Italy win.
The Springbok midfielder assures all that he and his teammates are switched on for a challenging outing against Italy.
Beast Mtawarira and Bongi Mbonambi also storm into contention as the Springboks take no chances for a must-win meeting with Italy.