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SPRINGBOKS

Bismarck to lead Sharks’ crusade

The Sharks need their best player and captain to fire if they're to defy the odds and win the semi-final in Christchurch, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Willie is Bok miracle man

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux is on the cover of the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, on sale now.


Smith back in Bok fold

Juan Smith is set to complete an extraordinary return to Test rugby after being called up to a Springbok training camp in August, according to Toulon.


Rassie follows Heyneke’s blueprint

Rassie Erasmus's biggest role as Saru high-performance manager is to implement Heyneke Meyer's blueprint across the board, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Bakkies: ‘This season will be my last’

Bakkies Botha has confirmed that the coming season will be his last with Toulon and that he is hoping to finish his career at the 2015 World Cup.


Du Preez out for six months

The Springboks have been dealt a further blow with news that injured scrumhalf Fourie du Preez will be sidelined for the rest of the 2014 season.


‘White old boys club rules rugby’

Cosatu has called on ministers and sport administrators to ensure that more black players represent the Springboks.


Du Preez out for at least three months

Fourie du Preez will miss the entire Rugby Championship following an ankle injury sustained against Scotland.


Sharks to rest Springboks

Jake White has hinted that he may choose to rest some of his Springboks ahead of the Super Rugby play-offs.


Boks sweat on Du Preez

Fourie du Preez's participation in the Rugby Championship is in doubt after he suffered an ankle injury against Scotland.


‘We’ve grown our strength in depth’

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer says he is happy with the depth of his squad as he prepares for the Rugby Championship.


Boks cut Scots to shreds

The Springboks scored eight tries in their 55-6 demolition of Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.


10 Springbok stats and facts

For the Test against Scotland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in PE on Saturday.


Pollard needs pack to fire

A dominant showing by the Springbok forwards will allow Handré Pollard to mark his Test debut with a win against Scotland, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Pollard to debut for Boks

Heyneke Meyer has selected Handré Pollard to start at flyhalf against Scotland in PE on Saturday, with six players of colour – including three black Africans – in the match-day squad.


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