The 93-man provisional squad for the Springbok Showdown includes 32 capped Bok players, as well as a number of Blitzboks and recent Junior Boks.
Former national captain Jean de Villiers believes there is plenty to gain from playing in the competition in Australia in November and December.
While Sale-based Rohan Janse van Rensburg has been mentioned as a possible Bok returnee, former legendary centre is adamant the current centre pairing is just fine
With the World Cup winning No 10 sidelined, new coach Jacques Nienaber will have to find a suitable replacement should the Boks play in the Rugby Championship
Bok boss Jacques Nienaber may decide to lead a weakened team to Australia anyway to play in the Rugby Championship
Claassen believes SA Rugby bosses must forget about going Down Under with an under-prepared national team and rather focus on the visit by the Lions next year

Springboks Five factors will determine if Boks play in Rugby Champs

South Africa’s players could be under-cooked compared to the men from Australia and New Zealand, who have been in action for some weeks now

Springboks It’s go, go, go for Rugby Champs, but will the Boks be a part of it?

The shortened Rugby Championship will take place in Australia in November and December

Springboks Crunch-time for Rugby Champs

It is understood that a decision on whether the competition will go ahead – either in Australia or New Zealand – will be made in the next two days

Springboks SA Rugby: Lions tickets are NOT sold out

“How can it be sold out if the ballot registration for tickets only closes at midnight on September 16 and only afterwards will the allocation of tickets be made; it’s just not logic,” a SA Rugby spokesperson said.

Springboks Bok boss targets Sharks players

The powerful centre is one of several Sale Sharks players who’s apparently caught the eye of national coach Jacques Nienaber and could feature for the Springboks later this year

Springboks Boks could be sidelined completely from 2020 season

New head coach Jacques Nienaber may have to wait until next year for the national team to return to action.

Springboks Title holders Boks could be out of Rugby Championship

Talks are ongoing, according to a report at the weekend, for the Springboks to replace Japan in the Eight Nations.

Springboks Bok coach Nienaber braces for Lions clash

Based on the success of the British and Irish Lions in Australasia in 2013 and 2017, along with the coaching continuity and experience of Warren Gatland, Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber admits he is gearing up for a “massive” challenge on home soil next season.

Springboks All Blacks will have an edge over Boks, warns former skipper Corne Krige

With SA players already falling behind in terms of match fitness, the All Blacks will receive a significant advantage if the entire Rugby Championship is to be held in New Zealand later this year, former Springbok captain Corne Krige believes.

Springboks No home Tests for Springboks this year

The country’s rugby players may have returned to training this week, but SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux has confirmed there is “about zero chance” of South Africa hosting any international rugby this year.

Springboks Transformation has made Boks a stronger team, says former coach Mallett

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett believes transformation has strengthened the SA squad in recent years, with more black players coming through the ranks after being given opportunities in the domestic game.

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World Cup hero Stransky turns back the clock

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Former Springbok flyhalf Joel Stransky recalls the drop goal that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Springboks How Mandela inspired Pienaar and Springboks to conquer the world

Twenty-five years after the 1995 Rugby World Cup, Pienaar says the life lesson he learnt from the late president Mandela is that ‘good leadership is based on good values’.

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Rassie backed to protect Boks

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Warren Whiteley is confident Rassie Erasmus will ensure the Springboks are not put at risk by returning to the field before they are ready.





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