Duane Vermeulen says the Springboks needed to ‘tame the England talismans’ in Saturday’s Test at Free State Stadium, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Bloemfontein.
What Duane Vermeulen and Bongi Mbonambi had to say after the Springboks’ 23-12 win against England in Bloemfontein.
Faf de Klerk and Willie le Roux will be available for the duration of the Rugby Championship, while Duane Vermeulen may only feature in certain games. JON CARDINELLI reports from Bloemfontein.
What Duane Vermeulen had to say at the Springboks press conference on Tuesday.
Veteran No 8 Duane Vermeulen says former Stormers teammate Siya Kolisi will make a fine Springbok captain, reports JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.
Western Province Rugby Union president Thelo Wakefield has hinted that No 8 Duane Vermeulen is not part of their plans going forward. Vermeulen has been playing for Toulon since 2015, but the French club recently confirmed his departure at the end of the current season. It was expected that the Bok No 8 would rejoin the Stormers, but according to… Read more →
Duane Vermeulen’s contract with his new Japanese club could prevent him from playing for the Springboks in the Rugby Championship. Vermeulen will leave French club Toulon at the end of the current European season. According to Rapport newspaper, he will join Frans Ludeke’s Kubota Spears and then return to the Stormers early next year to play in the 2019 Super… Read more →
The Scarlets, Clermont and Leinster secured home quarter-finals in the European Champions Cup, while Toulon also booked their place in the playoffs on Saturday. In a straight shootout for top spot in Pool 5, the Scarlets held on desperately to clinch a riveting 30-27 win over Toulon. The result sees the Scarlets secure a first home quarter-final and makes them… Read more →
All Blacks loose forward Liam Messam is set to replace Duane Vermeulen at Toulon after reportedly signing a two-year contract with the French club. The 33-year-old Messam will head to France at the end of the Chiefs’ 2018 Super Rugby campaign to bolster Toulon’s loose forward stocks following the news of Vermeulen’s exit. Messam played 43 Tests for the All… Read more →
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal says Duane Vermeulen will leave the French club at the end of the season. The Bok No 8 is set to rejoin the Stormers in Cape Town. ‘Vermeulen is leaving, he will be replaced by an international level player that we will announce in the next 48 hours,’ said Boudjellal. Vermeulen’s replacement is reportedly All Blacks… Read more →