The world champions have been targeted for criticism on the basis that they rely too heavily on defence, but Rassie Erasmus has endorsed analysis of the Springbok attack which paints a very different picture.
Former Springbok and Saracens scrumhalf Neil de Kock ranks Lukhanyo Am among South Africa’s greatest centres and believes his role in a notoriously stingy defence is priceless.
All Blacks great Conrad Smith says he’s been “very impressed” by this season’s form of Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am and midfield partner Damian de Allende.
Springbok centre and defence captain Lukhanyo Am denied Argentina’s Santiago Carreras a certain try in the closing stages of Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with this brilliant interception.
Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi has singled out Lukhanyo Am and Willie le Roux for their respective roles in Cheslin Kolbe’s game-changing try against the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town on Saturday.
The possibility that the Springboks would be underdone in a three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions was ruled out by none more so than Cheslin Kolbe, according to SARugbymag.co.za readers.
The Sharks scored four tries to rout the Lions 34-26 in their round-two Rainbow Cup SA encounter at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.
Hear the thoughts of captains Siya Kolisi and Lukhanyo Am, as well as youngsters Sanele Nohamba, JJ van der Mescht and Wandisile Simelane following Green’s victory over Gold at Newlands.
Check out all the full match-day squad lists ahead of Saturday’s highly-anticipated Green vs Gold encounter at Newlands.
Take a look back as Springbok players, current teammates and Makazole Mapimpi himself reflect on the emotions they felt after the Springbok wing scored ‘that’ try in last year’s World Cup final.