While the mysterious absence of RG Snyman has depowered the Bomb Squad, it has magnified South Africa’s achievements in 2021, writes ZELIM NEL.
Springbok Eben Etzebeth has revealed the lock pairing he expects to start for the British & Irish Lions in the three-Test series against South Africa.
Springbok lock Lood de Jager could yet be in contention to front the British & Irish Lions after Sale Sharks coach Alex Sanderson gave a positive update on his injury.
World Cup winning lock Lood de Jager is reportedly in a race to recover from injury in time to face the British & Irish Lions.
He made a massive impact at the Vodacom Bulls, but honed his skills as a lock with the Toyota Cheetahs. Lood de Jager looks back at his playing days in Bloemfontein and that victory over the Waratahs.
The three Du Preez brothers and captain Jono Ross are the only South Africans who have been included in the Sale Sharks’ match 23 for their clash with the Worcester Warriors on Wednesday.
Lood de Jager and Ivan van Zyl have been called up to the Green and Gold squads, as a coach and scrumhalf replacement respectively, for the Springbok showdown on Saturday.
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has revealed that Lood de Jager could avoid another surgery despite bending the pins in his shoulder.
The Saffa-laden Sale Sharks recorded an emphatic 40-7 bonus-point victory over the Bristol Bears in Eccles on Saturday.
The Sale Sharks have named eight South Africans in their starting lineup for Friday’s English Premiership match in London.