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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.


Moore to retire from all rugby

Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore will retire from all forms of the game after Saturday's match against Scotland at Murrayfield.


Wales lose Lions duo to injury

Wales have been dealt a considerable blow with backs Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert ruled out of Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks.


Bulls to host Sharks in Polokwane

The Bulls and Sharks will meet in a Super Rugby warm-up match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on 27 January.


Jake: Boks already far behind

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


Poite to blow Bok Test in Padova

Frenchman Romain Poite will referee Saturday’s Test between Italy and the Springboks.


Louw’s committed to Bok cause

Francois Louw returned to the Springboks in a time of need, and has added leadership and experience to a team in transition, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


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.


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