SPRINGBOKS

Boks ‘desperate’ for Wales scalp

John McFarland has brushed aside suggestions that Wales may want victory more than the Springboks this Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.


Meyer to stick with Lambie

Pat Lambie is expected to start against Wales and looks to have surpassed Handré Pollard in the Springbok flyhalf pecking order, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.


Jannie blow for Boks

Prop Jannie du Plessis has not recovered from a hamstring injury and will miss the Springboks’ final tour match against Wales, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.


Attack must keep Wales guessing

The Springboks need to strike the right balance between running and kicking if they are to unlock a formidable Wales defence, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.


Boks have battled to adapt

The Boks need to produce a more consistent set piece and tactical-kicking performance in the final Test of the season against Wales, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.


Boks release Senatla

Seabelo Senatla has been released from the Springbok touring squad at the request of the Springbok Sevens and will return to South Africa on Sunday.


‘A step backwards for bumbling Boks’

How South Africa's Sunday newspapers reacted to the Springboks' 22-8 victory over Italy in Padova.


Bakkies calls it quits

Bok lock Bakkies Botha has retired from international rugby and hopes to play in next year's Currie Cup before hanging up his boots for good.


Boks cope in Italian cauldron

Jean de Villiers has lauded the Springboks’ discipline in what was a challenging and provocative environment, reports JON CARDINELLI in Padova.


Tour Tales – Padova

JON CARDINELLI on a prop’s conditioner woes, Italy’s rugby heartland, and a proposal on a Venetian gondola.


Bench sparks Boks to life

The Springboks fought tooth and nail for a 22-6 win against a fiery Italy side on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI at Stadio Euganeo.


Pollard – The future is now

Springbok flyhalf Handré Pollard is on the cover of the new SA Rugby magazine, on sale now.


‘More at stake than results’

Jean de Villiers says the Springboks need to improve their finishing and discipline in the next two matches against Italy and Wales, reports JON CARDINELLI in Padova.


Willie le Roux interview

World Rugby finds out more about the Springbok fullback, who has been nominated for the 2014 Player of the Year award.


Coenie and co must crush Italy

The accuracy and attitude of the Springbok forward performance will determine the margin of victory over Italy this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI in Padova.


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