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.
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.
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
Former Springbok flyhalf Joel Stransky recalls the drop goal that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
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
Warren Whiteley is confident Rassie Erasmus will ensure the Springboks are not put at risk by returning to the field before they are ready.

Rugby Hard work paid off for ’95 Boks

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.

Rugby Bok icon Mark Andrews recalls his most frustrating defeat

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.

Rugby British and Irish Lions will look for payback, Brits warns

Springbok hookers Bongi Mbonambi and Malcolm Mark are eager to face a determined British and Irish Lions side next year.

Rugby Tough road ahead for new Bok coach Nienaber, De Villiers predicts

Dealing with public pressure will be job number one for Jacques Nienaber, according to former Bok mentor Peter de Villiers.

Rugby Aled Walters ‘sad’ to go, but it’s time to move on

Though he admits he is eager to take the next step in his career, Aled Walters admits his latest move has been bittersweet.

Springboks Faf and Boks laughed at ‘drop en skop’ tag at World Cup

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.

Springboks All Black legend: Bok move to Europe makes sense, but I don’t like it

Former Kiwi skipper Sean Fitzpatrick understands the commercial considerations, but admits it ‘just doesn’t feel right’.

Springboks Former Test star wants to see Boks stay south

Naka Drotske believes the national team might suffer if it can’t play the All Blacks twice a year.

Springboks WATCH: ‘Nobody told me I was being an absolute d*ck’ – Rassie

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.

Springboks It’s bye bye to Newlands as Springboks tackle All Blacks in Nelspruit

SA Rugby have finalised the international programme for the year.

Springboks ‘I’m not stupid, I know I’m a risk’ – Nienaber tackes new role head-on

The Springboks’ new mentor says he wouldn’t have taken the job if he didn’t believe he could make a success of it.

Springboks Jacques Nienaber appointed the new Springbok coach

The defence guru’s elevation wasn’t exactly a surprise as Rassie Erasmus opts for continuity.

Springboks Bok hero Pieter-Steph makes it a memorable double in 2019

The irrepressible flanker made history by becoming only the third player to win the SA Rugby Player-of-the-Year accolade three times.




 

 

 

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