Superbru: Boks to sink Italy by 9-14

Before you make your Superbru picks for this weekend's Test and Pro14 matches, take a look at the SA Rugby magazine team's predictions.

Du Toit too good to pigeonhole

Forwards coach Matt Proudfoot says that Pieter-Steph du Toit has the talent to star at both lock and loose forward and shouldn't be forced to settle in one position. JON CARDINELLI in Padua reports.

Du Toit, Gelant to face Italy

Flank Pieter-Steph du Toit is set to start, while fullback Warrick Gelant could win his first cap from the bench against Italy on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Padua reports.

Louw thriving under pressure

Wilco Louw believes his early introduction to northern-hemisphere scrummaging conditions will aid his development as a Test tighthead, writes JON CARDINELLI in Padua.

Wily Parisse a worry for Boks

The Springboks are wary of Italy’s tactics at the mauls and breakdowns following last year’s shock loss in Florence. JON CARDINELLI in Padua reports.

Boks must adapt to ref, conditions

Forwards coach Matt Proudfoot is confident that the Springboks will make the necessary adjustments when coming up against Italy and referee Romain Poite on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.

Watch: Springbok press conference

What assistant coach Matt Proudfoot and prop Wilco Louw had to say at Tuesday's press conference in Padua.

Kitshoff wants to be No 1

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

Jake: Boks already far behind

Jake White says the Springboks are unlikely to turn things around before the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Pressure builds on coaches

The short-handed Springbok coaching staff needs all the help it can get ahead of the Tests against Italy and Wales, writes JON CARDINELLI in Padua.

Coetzee: Frans has big call to make

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has revealed that there are club-related ‘issues’ which have contributed to the ongoing omission of World Cup-winner Frans Steyn. JON CARDINELLI in Padua reports.

Coetzee to back strongest XV

Allister Coetzee is confident that Eben Etzebeth will be fit to lead the strongest available Springbok combination against Italy this Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Padua reports.

Boks stay fifth in rankings

The Springboks remain fifth in the World Rugby rankings after their 18-17 win against France in Paris on Saturday.

Rassie begins SA Rugby role

Rassie Erasmus has officially taken up his new position as director of rugby, but will not be directly involved with any national team until next year.

Watch: Springbok press conference

What coach Allister Coetzee and team doctor Konrad von Hagen had to say at Monday's press conference in Padua.

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