Smith’s comeback boosts Boks

Juan Smith is set to make a timely comeback to Test rugby when he fronts Argentina in Salta, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Matfield to miss Salta Test

Victor Matfield has remained in South Africa and will not feature in the Test against the Pumas on Saturday.

‘Conditions were worst ever’

The Springboks believe they gained a great deal from the rain-afflicted battle at Loftus despite missing out on the bonus point, reports JON CARDINELLI in Pretoria.

Boks survive Pumas’ onslaught

The Springboks overcame torrential conditions and a provocative Pumas side to win 13-6 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI in Pretoria.

Bok skipper inspired by young bucks

Jean de Villiers can’t wait to play alongside international newcomers Handré Pollard and Damian de Allende at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Pretoria, reports.

Bismarck, Flo to floor Pumas

Turnover kings Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Louw will set up a bonus-point win for the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Meyer: Handré a leader of men

Heyneke Meyer has backed Handré Pollard to start against Argentina because of the 20-year-old’s mental steel. JON CARDINELLI in Pretoria, reports.

Smith targets World Cup swansong

Springbok legend Juan Smith hopes to end his fantastic career at the 2015 World Cup in England. JON CARDINELLI in Pretoria, reports.

Lobbe relishing breakdown battle

Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe believes that the Pumas will demand the very best of the Springboks at the breakdown this Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Pretoria, reports.

Pollard selection a shrewd call

Heyneke Meyer’s decision to start Handré Pollard against Argentina will pay off in the short and long term, writes JON CARDINELLI.

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