24.7.2020 06:32 pm
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.
One year ahead of the first Test in Johannesburg, Nienaber told the SA Rugby Podcast on Friday that he was expecting a battle from Gatland and his touring team.
Though he admits the Springbok squad’s training programme was a shock to the system, Os du Randt believes the team’s work ethic was key to securing their first world title.
Though his own memories don’t evoke much joy, former lock Mark Andrews hopes next year’s British and Irish Lions tour will produce another epic series.
Springbok hookers Bongi Mbonambi and Malcolm Mark are eager to face a determined British and Irish Lions side next year.
Dealing with public pressure will be job number one for Jacques Nienaber, according to former Bok mentor Peter de Villiers.
Though he admits he is eager to take the next step in his career, Aled Walters admits his latest move has been bittersweet.
It’s easy to forget that, throughout the group stages of the World Cup and then into the quarterfinals and semifinals, the nuggety halfback was the subject of much criticism from supporters back home.
Former Kiwi skipper Sean Fitzpatrick understands the commercial considerations, but admits it ‘just doesn’t feel right’.
Naka Drotske believes the national team might suffer if it can’t play the All Blacks twice a year.
The Springbok mastermind’s latest Twitter video has tongues wagging as he uses himself as example of the type of player he wouldn’t select now. WARNING: Some strong language.
SA Rugby have finalised the international programme for the year.
Let Rassie Erasmus explain very diligently…
The Springboks’ new mentor says he wouldn’t have taken the job if he didn’t believe he could make a success of it.
The defence guru’s elevation wasn’t exactly a surprise as Rassie Erasmus opts for continuity.