Duane Vermeulen had an emotional moment after the final whistle of the World Cup final as he embraced assistant coach Matt Proudfoot.
Lood de Jager believes the Boks will need to be at their absolute best at lineout time against England during the World Cup final on Saturday.
Assistant coach Matt Proudfoot says it will suit the Springboks to play against Wales at a neutral venue for a change.
Bongi Mbonambi believes that the Springboks’ transformation over the past two seasons is down to Rassie Erasmus’ honest and open player management approach. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Matt Proudfoot says the Boks’ opponents determine the makeup of the replacements bench, while Bongi Mbonambi confirms he’s fit to face Wales.
Rassie Erasmus on telling eight players that they won’t feature in the quarter-final, while Matt Proudfoot comments on his valuable coaching stint in Japan.
Matt Proudfoot discusses Italy’s smart forward approach, why both teams will be desperate on Friday and the Boks’ adaptation at the breakdown.
Matt Proudfoot talks about the mood in the Bok camp after the defeat by the All Blacks, while Bongi Mbonambi says that Trevor Nyakane will be missed.
The departing Trevor Nyakane will be missed but the Springboks have a fine swing-prop alternative in Thomas du Toit. JON CARDINELLI in Nagoya reports.
Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot hopes that South African rugby will be associated with performances on the pitch rather than the recent doping-related suspensions. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.