Boks face race against time

The Springboks will have minimal time to settle and prepare when their overseas-based stars join them ahead of the Test against England, says assistant coach Johann van Graan.

England expect ‘different’ Boks

Eddie Jones says he expects the Springboks to 'play a little more rugby' than they're accustomed to when the two teams meet at Twickenham on 12 November.

Blommetjies to tackle Boks

Cheetahs fullback Clayton Blommetjies has been included in the Barbarians squad to play the Springboks in London on 5 November.

Five Bok rookies to watch

JON CARDINELLI looks at five uncapped players set to make an impact on the Springboks' four-game tour of Europe this November.

Du Toit scoops top award

Pieter-Steph du Toit was named the SA Rugby Player of the Year at an awards function in Johannesburg on Monday night.

Coetzee denies Duane rift

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has dismissed claims of a fallout between himself and No 8 Duane Vermeulen.

New faces in Bok squad

Uncapped Roelof Smit, Jean-Luc du Preez, Sergeal Petersen and Francois Venter have been included in the Springboks' squad for their end-of-year tour.

Hougie blow for Boks

Francois Hougaard has been ruled out of the Springboks' end-of-year tour due to a shoulder injury.

Combrinck boost for Boks

Springbok and Lions winger Ruan Combrinck has confirmed that he has fully recovered from a leg injury that saw him miss the majority of the Rugby Championship.

‘Indaba breaks new ground’

Allister Coetzee says the need for players to evolve their skill sets was one of the primary necessities identified during the SA Rugby coaches indaba, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Cape Town.

Boks bolster coaching staff

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith and Lions defence specialist JP Ferreira have been added to the Springbok management team for the end-of-year tour.

All Blacks close in on record

While South African cavemen ponder the workings of a simple wheel, the All Blacks spaceship looks set to go where no tier-one Test side has gone before, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Venter searching for solutions

Brendan Venter says a primary objective from SA Rugby's two-day coaches indaba is to assess styles of play and find a degree of uniformity across the board.

Bok coach demands change

Allister Coetzee says the Springboks will never be a world force unless the national team, franchises and provinces work together, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cape Town.

Kriel, Brussow can aid Boks

Jaco Kriel is the obvious candidate to replace Francois Louw, but the injury to the Boks’ first-choice openside flanker may also precipitate a recall for Heinrich Brussow on the end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

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