The reaction to two disappointing losses in Australia has revealed that Jacques Nienaber and some of the Springboks are not in sync, and time will tell whether the coach has the mettle to get everyone back on the same page, writes ZELIM NEL.
It’s true that Handre Pollard is South Africa’s best Test flyhalf and touted by some as the best in the business, but this doesn’t negate the fact that his goal-kicking form is a serious problem for the world champions, writes ZELIM NEL.
Check out the Springboks’ post-match media conference following their agonising two-point Rugby Championship defeat by the Wallabies this past Sunday.
Former Springbok assistant coach Brendan Venter has tipped his hat to Australia’s attack but says the “Wallabies are not supposed to beat South Africa”.
Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber says it is “business as usual” inside the camp despite embarking on their first tour without Rassie Erasmus since 2018.
The Springboks have confirmed that prop Thomas du Toit and lock RG Snyman will not be available for selection for the remainder of the Rugby Championship in Australia.
Head coach Jacques Nienaber says the Springboks are looking forward to the challenge of playing Australia and New Zealand, two teams unafraid to open the game up in the Rugby Championship.
While the Springboks are on a roll, an especially arduous away leg of the Rugby Championship following this Saturday’s clash against Argentina promises to challenge the world champions’ hot streak.
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.
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has confirmed Rassie Erasmus will resume duties as a ‘sideline assistant’ in this Saturday’s second Rugby Championship Test against Argentina. CRAIG LEWIS reports.