Springbok centre Damian de Allende is set to make his first appearance in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship as a substitute in Saturday night’s match between Munster and Ospreys.
The world champions have been targeted for criticism on the basis that they rely too heavily on defence, but Rassie Erasmus has endorsed analysis of the Springbok attack which paints a very different picture.
The United Rugby Championship promises a new dawn for South African rugby. It also ramps up the need to stem the tide of players leaving these shores, writes ZELIM NEL.
All Blacks great Conrad Smith says he’s been “very impressed” by this season’s form of Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am and midfield partner Damian de Allende.
Springbok great Schalk Burger has praised the performance of former teammate Damian de Allende, who put in another solid showing during Saturday’s series decider against the British & Irish Lions.
The possibility that the Springboks would be underdone in a three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions was ruled out by none more so than Cheslin Kolbe, according to SARugbymag.co.za readers.
While it’s no surprise that Cheslin Kolbe finished first among SA Rugby magazine readers as the player they’re most excited to see in full flight on South African soil, second place went to much more of a wildcard.
It’s been a long wait for Cheslin Kolbe fans to see their hero in action on South African soil, but is his return the most eagerly anticipated by Springbok supporters?
SA Rugby magazine identifies key players from the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions who could be set for a big Test series.
Munster have confirmed that Damian de Allende and RG Snyman have been cleared to travel to South Africa and will continue their respective recoveries under the care of the Springboks’ medical team.