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.
Hear what Damian de Allende, Matt Proudfoot and Frans Malherbe had to say in the lead-up to the Springboks’ highly anticipated World Cup opener against the All Blacks on Saturday.
Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot says they are anticipating something new from the All Blacks attack in their World Cup opener in Yokohama on Saturday.
Stand-in captain Schalk Brits believes that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is the most meticulous coach that he has played under.
Matthew Proudfoot says Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus’ honest approach has created a healthy sense of competition in the squad.
Springboks assistant coach Matt Proudfoot says the squad will not be reading too much into their victory over the All Blacks in Wellington last year ahead of their rematch on Saturday.