Japan-bound Duane Vermeulen showed in the Test series against England why he must feature prominently in Rassie Erasmus’ plans in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Makazole Mapimpi looks set to start against Argentina this Saturday while Damian Willemse is likely to make his Test debut from the bench, writes JON CARDINELLI in Durban.
Siya Kolisi has helped to bring the Springboks, and South Africa, together, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that Eben Etzebeth is the favourite to start against Argentina in the Rugby Championship opener on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Durban reports.
Rassie Erasmus says that overseas-based players Francois Louw, Faf de Klerk and Willie le Roux may remain with the Springboks if the team is hit by injuries or poor results, writes JON CARDINELLI in Durban.
Rassie Erasmus may load his Springbok back row with fetchers ahead of the fierce breakdown contest against Argentina, writes JON CARDINELLI in Durban.
Rumours that Faf de Klerk and Willie le Roux may return to their respective English clubs during the Rugby Championship have highlighted the lack of depth in the Springbok backline, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Four wins – including a rare victory in Australasia – would mark the Springboks’ 2018 Rugby Championship campaign as exceptional, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Damian Willemse will receive game time at fullback in the Rugby Championship, while the out-of-form Elton Jantjies will remain the Springboks’ second-choice flyhalf. JON CARDINELLI reports from Stellenbosch.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus plans to field Marco van Staden, Siya Kolisi and Francois Louw in the same back row at some point in the Rugby Championship. JON CARDINELLI reports from Stellenbosch.