SPRINGBOKS

Boks aim to sort out scrum

The Springboks will focus on the technical aspects of scrumming over the next couple of days, according to forwards coach Johann van Graan.


Boks to target Wallabies lineout

Springbok assistant coach John McFarland says they will use the lineout in a bid to gain the ascendancy against the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday.


Strauss to start against Wallabies

Adriaan Strauss is expected to replace Bismarck du Plessis at hooker when the Springboks tackle the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday.


Matfield: Boks will fix scrum

Victor Matfield says the Springboks will get their scrum right on the training field ahead of their match against the Wallabies in Perth next Saturday.


Whiteley back with Boks

Willem Alberts has been ruled out of the Springboks’ tour to Australia and New Zealand and will be replaced in the 30-man squad by Warren Whiteley.


Toulon call on Smith

Juan Smith is likely to feature for Toulon against Racing Métro in the French Top 14 this weekend.


Returning heavies to lend Boks clout

Victor Matfield and Willem Alberts will make a marked difference to the Springboks’ forward play in Australia and New Zealand, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Smith suffered ‘darkest day’

Juan Smith says last Saturday's Test against Argentina in Salta was 'the darkest day' of his rugby career.


‘Boks need Coenie’

Former Bok props Ollie le Roux and Robbie Kempson believe there's still a place for Coenie Oosthuizen in the Springbok set-up. BRENTON CHELIN reports.


Matfield back for Boks

Victor Matfield will tour Australasia with the Springboks, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe.


Malherbe blow for Boks

Frans Malherbe will miss the rest of the Rugby Championship after sustaining a serious injury to his right ankle in Salta.


Boks hang on in Salta

Morné Steyn kicked a 77th minute penalty to hand the Springboks a 33-31 win over Argentina on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Springboks accept Joost’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Heyenke Meyer gets a cold shower on behalf of the team in Salta.


11 Springbok stats and facts

For the Rugby Championship Test against Argentina at the Estadio Padre Ernest Martearena in Salta on Saturday.


Pressure on Pollard to deliver

Handré Pollard's kicking game will need to be on point for the Springboks to win convincingly in Salta, writes JON CARDINELLI.


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