generic hexagon

Kitshoff wants to be No 1

  • 20 Nov 2017
Issue 241 Issue 241

Springbok loosehead prop Steve Kitshoff is on the cover of the new SA Rugby magazine, on sale this week for just R29.90.

Kitshoff made a record 18 appearances off the Springbok bench before getting his first start.

The 25-year-old finally got to wear the green and gold No 1 jersey against the All Blacks at Newlands in October after Beast Mtawarira missed the match for personal reasons. Kitshoff made the most of his opportunity to start, impressing at scrum time and with ball in hand. And while Mtawarira, who is fast approaching 100 Test caps, remains the Boks’ first-choice loosehead for now, it appears to be just a matter of time before Kitshoff makes the No 1 jersey his own.


In this issue, he chats to chief rugby writer Jon Cardinelli about his first Test start, why playing in France made him a better scrummager, and how starting a match, or coming off the bench determines his mindset.

Also in the new issue:

– Warrick Gelant wants to express himself on the field

– Pieter-Steph du Toit is set to play a key role for the Springboks in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup

Damian McKenzie, the little guy with the big game, has been making some gigantic strides for the All Blacks in 2017

Like our Facebook page

– After an inconsistent league-stage display, Western Province’s close-knit culture inspired them to a memorable Currie Cup triumph

– Rob du Preez produced two commanding performances against the team he will play for next season

– Odwa Ndungane’s loyalty and humility set him apart in South African rugby

Follow us on Twitter

– Rugby analysis is now simple and affordable for coaches at lower levels of the game

– The U18 Craven Week will get a makeover in 2018 in a bid to improve the standard of rugby

– Losing last year’s national open-club final motivated False Bay to go all the way in 2017

Follow us on Instagram

– Cheslin Kolbe has embraced his attacking game in France

– Out latest Saffas in Europe XV, based on players' club form over the past month

PLUS: Free 132-page World Swimsuit magazine!

Francois Louw in SA Rugby magazine

Louw’s committed to Bok cause

Francois Louw returned to the Springboks in a time of need, and has added leadership and experience to a team in transition, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Dejected Boks in Dublin

‘No Bok positives after pakslae’

What NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Springboks' humiliating 38-3 defeat against Ireland in Dublin.

Dan du Preez in Bok training

Boks must back Dan

The Springboks must take the opportunity to expose Dan du Preez to Test rugby on the upcoming end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

You may also like

Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: