While the mysterious absence of RG Snyman has depowered the Bomb Squad, it has magnified South Africa’s achievements in 2021, writes ZELIM NEL.
Jacques Nienaber says No 8 Jasper Wiese’s steady growth and development in the Springbok jersey is thanks to his willingness to learn from his peers. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Jasper Wiese has attributed his Man of the Match performance against Argentina on Saturday to the support, guidance and influence of his Springbok teammates, including fellow No 8 Duane Vermeulen.
Schalk Burger has shared his concerns that the Springboks could be going into the Test series against the British & Irish Lions shy of matches and will miss influential No 8 Duane Vermeulen.
Look back at images of the three Springboks who are in line to face the British & Irish Lions for a second time after previously coming up against the prestigious touring side in 2009.
The Springboks are keeping their cards close to their chest when it comes to the progress of their injured players, but Deon Davids expects Duane Vermeulen to rejoin the squad in the next few weeks.
Bulls boss Jake White is adamant that the injured Duane Vermeulen will recover in time to play a role for the Springboks against the British & Irish Lions.
Jasper Wiese has been given a ringing endorsement to cover for Duane Vermeulen should the Springbok veteran not recover in time for the British & Irish Lions series.
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has given an update on his injury situation, having had to undergo surgery on his ankle.
Coaches Jake White and John Dobson have shed further light on the injury status around Bulls captain Duane Vermeulen and Stormers scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies respectively.