While the mysterious absence of RG Snyman has depowered the Bomb Squad, it has magnified South Africa’s achievements in 2021, writes ZELIM NEL.
The surprise omission of Marcell Coetzee from the Springbok squad to face the British & Irish Lions confirms the world champions will continue to advance with a heavy bench, writes ZELIM NEL.
ANDRE-PIERRE CRONJE examines what the rumoured departure of Marco van Staden would mean for the Vodacom Bulls and his new suitors Leicester Tigers.
Nafi Tuitavake is set to make his first appearance for the Vodacom Bulls in the injury-enforced absence of Burger Odendaal against the Jaguares on Saturday.
The Vodacom Bulls have been boosted by the return to fitness of three of their Springbok players ahead of their clash with the Blues at Loftus on Saturday.
The Vodacom Bulls have received a welcome boost with Marco van Staden having been cleared to return to training after recovering from a concussion.
Springbok World Cup-winners Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am will both start for the Barbarians against Brazil in Sao Paulo on Thursday morning.
Marco van Staden will start in one of two changes to the Vodacom Bulls’ starting lineup for their match against the Pumas in Nelspruit on Saturday.
Vodacom Bulls loose forward Marco van Staden has been added to the Springbok training group as cover for the injured Siya Kolisi.
Marco van Staden and Dillyn Leyds have credited the Varsity Cup tournament as the stepping stone for their rise into the Springbok set-up.