Bok lock depth still a concern

JON CARDINELLI looks at three areas of strength and three of concern in the buildup to the Springboks’ 2015 World Cup campaign.

Boks need veterans back

The return of several stalwarts will provide the Springboks with the balance and experience they've been lacking, writes JON CARDINELLI.

All Blacks set for fourth straight title

The All Blacks’ win against the Springboks sees them well placed to win their fourth consecutive Rugby Championship title. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Meyer: Boks close to clicking

Heyneke Meyer maintains that his Springbok side came ‘within millimetres’ of beating both Australia and New Zealand, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.

Bok stress over injured trio

Jannie du Plessis, Francois Louw, and Warren Whiteley could all be sidelined after sustaining injuries, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.

All Blacks outlast Boks

The All Blacks delivered a typically superior fourth-quarter showing to beat the Springboks 27-20 on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI at Ellis Park.

Kiwis wary of Brüssow

The All Blacks are aiming to nullify Heinrich Brüssow’s ball-stealing influence in the Test at Ellis Park this Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.

Mighty McCaw hungry for more

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is determined to mark what could be his final game in South Africa with another win against the Springboks, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.

‘Pollard can be something special’

Steve Hansen believes the Springboks’ 10-12-13 combination has awesome potential, and will test the All Blacks’ defence this Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.

Hansen calls for maul change

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the rules governing the rolling maul need to change to ensure a fair contest, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.

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