Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot hopes that South African rugby will be associated with performances on the pitch rather than the recent doping-related suspensions. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Faf de Klerk expects a stroke of luck or a refereeing decision to separate the All Blacks and Springboks in the World Cup Pool B opener. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
The Springboks have made their kicking and defensive intentions clear ahead of the campaign-shaping match against the All Blacks on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Mzwandile Stick has called for the match officials to treat the Springboks and All Blacks as equals in the big Pool B opener in Yokohama. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies appears destined for greatness, writes JON CARDINELLI.
JON CARDINELLI considers where the top nations should rank going into the World Cup in Japan.
Two-time World Cup-winner Sherylle Calder says that the speed of the contest in Japan will place new emphasis on space identification and decision-making. JON CARDINELLI reports.
JON CARDINELLI takes a closer look at the seven big pool matches that will shape the World Cup quarter-final lineup in Japan.
The threat of typhoons and searing heat as well as the fluctuating form of the top teams could make for a frantic and largely unpredictable run into the World Cup playoffs, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The World Cup warm-up between Japan and South Africa highlighted the importance of fitness and smart bench management at a tournament staged in punishing heat, writes JON CARDINELLI.