Unlucky Bok XV

JON CARDINELLI looks at the players who narrowly missed the World Cup cut and may yet contribute to the Springboks' campaign in the event of injury.

Brits can boost Boks

The Europe-based Springboks will be influential in the lead-up to the World Cup, and at the tournament itself, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Duane won’t be rushed

Duane Vermeulen is unlikely to play for the Springboks until the second or third pool match at the World Cup, JON CARDINELLI reports.

Paige’s boot to boost Boks

Heyneke Meyer believes the uncapped Rudy Paige has the skill set to be a success at a World Cup staged in difficult northern hemisphere conditions, reports JON CARDINELLI in Durban.

‘Guys were bursting into tears’

Heyneke Meyer says the build-up to the Springboks’ World Cup squad announcement tested his resolve on several levels, reports JON CARDINELLI in Durban.

Bulls thump Griquas

The Vodacom Blue Bulls scored six tries in their resounding 46-32 win against Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Expect a few surprises

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer should raise a few eyebrows with his selections – and omissions – at the unveiling of the 31-man World Cup squad on Friday, writes JON CARDINELLI in Durban.

Meyer’s big call in midfield

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has some tough decisions to make regarding his centres and the backline group as a whole, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Du Preez key to Bok cause

The Springboks’ hopes of playing a balanced brand of rugby at the World Cup will hinge on the availability of scrumhalf Fourie du Preez, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Meyer’s five selection posers

Heyneke Meyer has much to ponder before announcing his 31-man World Cup squad on Friday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

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