The Japanese Top League will kick off this weekend with a number of Springboks and ex-Super Rugby players involved in the first round of action.
Former England flyhalf Stuart Barnes says the Springboks will need to bring Francois Louw into their starting lineup for the World Cup final on Saturday.
Lood de Jager on the Boks’ expectations from Japan during Sunday’s quarter-final, while Malcolm Marx speaks about his role as an impact player from the bench.
Coach Rassie Erasmus says he selected Bongi Mbonambi in the Boks’ starting lineup because the hooker is better suited to the game they want to employ in the quarter-final against Japan.
Mariette Adams and Dylan Jack debate which forward would be best suited for a switch to the backline should the Springboks need that against Italy on Friday.
Bongi Mbonambi has earned the right to wear the No 2 jersey in the must-win clash with Italy, writes JON CARDINELLI in Omaezaki.
Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx talks about his upbringing, family and the tough journey on his way to becoming a professional player.
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.
MARIETTE ADAMS and DYLAN JACK debate the best Springbok captaincy options for the Tests against the Wallabies and All Blacks.
Malcolm Marx is capable of making a successful transition from hooker to openside flank, writes former Springbok hooker JAMES DALTON.