Bok lock depth still a concern

JON CARDINELLI looks at three areas of strength and three of concern in the buildup to the Springboks’ 2015 World Cup campaign.

‘Meyer is doing his best’

Three former players and a coach on whether Heyneke Meyer is to blame for the Springboks' lack of fitness and conditioning.

Alesana Tuilagi’s big hit

Watch this crunching tackle from the Pacific Nations Cup match between Samoa and Fiji.

Talk’n Tactics: Springbok technical errors

Kaunda Ntunja dissects a crucial moment from the Ellis Park Test.

Mixed injury news for Boks

Francois Louw and Jannie du Plessis will miss next Saturday's Test against Argentina, but the Springboks could have Jean de Villiers, Fourie du Preez and Willem Alberts back.

Kaplan: McCaw try was illegal

Former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan says Richie McCaw's match-winning try against the Springboks at Ellis Park should not have been awarded.

Bryce backs French referee

Former Test referee Bryce Lawrence says Jérôme Garcès couldn't have referred Richie McCaw's match-winning try at Ellis Park to the TMO.

Bok coach to blame for fitness levels

Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell says Heyneke Meyer is to blame for the Springboks' lack of conditioning.

‘Second best not good enough’

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says coming close to beating the All Blacks cannot be regarded as a success.

Accept the challenge!

The Springboks, under official license, will be available in-game in Rugby Challenge 3.

De Villiers improving rapidly

Western Province coach John Dobson says Jean de Villiers will soon be ready for Test rugby after he played 80 minutes against the EP Kings last Saturday.

Du Toit back for Sharks

Pieter-Steph du Toit will make his return from a knee injury when the Sharks play the Golden Lions in a friendly in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.

Boks need veterans back

The return of several stalwarts will provide the Springboks with the balance and experience they've been lacking, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Bulls prop to miss rest of season

Morné Mellett has been ruled out of rugby for at least six months.

All Blacks extend lead over Boks

The All Blacks have increased their lead at the summit of the World Rugby rankings to 7.96 rating points over the second-placed Springboks. 

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