Springbok defence coach Jacques Nienaber has highlighted the threat of the new All Blacks attacking system ahead of the showdown in Yokohama on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Springbok head of athletic performance Aled Walters says the team is ready for anything the Japanese conditions can throw at them during of the World Cup.
SARugbymag.co.za looks at the Springboks’ back-row options for the upcoming World Cup in Japan.
Duane Vermeulen and Cheslin Kolbe say it is difficult to get accustomed to the weather conditions in Japan.
Duane Vermeulen talks about his unconventional journey, how the Bok coaches and players have gelled, and why Japan’s humidity is the worst.
Duane Vermeulen says the Springboks’ Rugby Championship title win will act as an important stepping stone towards the World Cup.
Listen to what Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus and captain Duane Vermeulen had to say following their 16-16 draw with the All Blacks in Wellington.
The All Blacks and Springboks resume their fierce rivalry in the Rugby Championship in Wellington on Saturday. JOHN GOLIATH looks at some of the battles that could be key to winning the war.
Playing and living in Toulon, Tokyo and Pretoria has given Duane Vermeulen a different perspective on the game, writes JON CARDINELLI.
MARIETTE ADAMS and DYLAN JACK debate the best Springbok captaincy options for the Tests against the Wallabies and All Blacks.