As the man who’s scrummed next to him for most of 2019, Schalk Brits has experienced his Bulls and Bok teammate’s rise first hand.
Meanwhile, Rassie Erasmus’ squad takes shape as four others leave for their provinces.
Meanwhile, hero S’bu Nkosi admits he ‘didn’t think much’ when scoring his cracking brace of tries.
The national coach hopes to have answered a few remaining questions with a week to go before he announces his World Cup squad.
The compact winger’s outstanding showing meant national Rassie Erasmus has already confirmed he’ll go to the World Cup.
The dynamic winger plays a blinder on an evening where a experimental combination misfired against a canny Pumas team.

Is Scarra Ntubeni the new Schalk Brits?

There are quite a few similarities between the two very popular Springbok hookers for Saturday’s Test against Argentina.

From the scrapheap to the pinnacle: Marcell back with a bang

The classy, versatile loose forward was contemplating retirement at the ripe age of 27 a year ago. Now he’s on the cusp of a World Cup spot.

De Villiers: Frans Steyn will add value wherever he plays

The enigmatic midfielder looks a shoo-in for the World Cup.

Kolisi will easily slot back into Bok set-up, say Springbok legends

The national skipper has been sidelined for three months with a knee injury, but makes his international return this weekend.

Three ‘official’ reasons why Siya Kolisi isn’t Springbok skipper again (yet)

National coach Rassie Erasmus clearly has no issue being honest (and right) about the issue.

Springboks make a colossal 20 changes as Kolisi returns

But the inspirational flanker won’t resume his captaincy just yet.

Swys needs to ‘forget’ about rugby for the next three months

The Lions head coach opens up on his sudden departure from the Springbok camp, where he was acting as a consultant.

High-flying Springboks suffer Swys shock

The popular Lions coach unexpectedly quits his role as an attacking consultant.

What ‘waterboy’ Lood can tell us about the Springboks’ culture

This seemingly menial task actually illustrates everything that makes many so optimistic about SA’s World Cup assault under Rassie Erasmus.

Pocket rocket Kolbe had ‘a lot of fun’ at scrumhalf

The Springbok winger’s temporary stint in the position had former national coach Nick Mallett believing he’s far better there than one might think.

‘This is the best Springbok vibe ever’ – Seniors have their say

Beast Mtwarira, Duane Vermeulen and Eben Etzebeth all have a united message on how special the current national setup really is.

Rassie: It would be foolish to write off the All Blacks

The Springbok coach uses history to provide perspective on the Kiwis’ slump just before the World Cup starts.

Springbok player ratings: Polished Pollard, relentless Nyakane

True, this was a team effort. But boy, there were a few overachievers in Salta too!

General Pollard leads rampant Springboks to Rugby Champs title

It’s a first title in a decade for Rassie Erasmus’ charges in a performance that surely counts for a lot going into the World Cup.


 


 

 


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