France lock Paul Willemse says he does not regret giving up his dream of playing for South Africa and that he is looking forward to facing the Springboks during the November Test window.
Handre Pollard is thrilled to be on duty in the Champions Cup playoffs, partly because the high stakes will prime the Springbok flyhalf for the pressures of the pending international season.
France lock Paul Willemse has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after his club Montpellier announced he will be sidelined for two months with knee damage.
The latest edition of SA Rugby magazine hails the return of Damian de Allende from injury and looks at how the Munster midfielder has made the Springbok No 12 jersey his own despite fierce competition.
Former Vodacom Bulls lock Paul Willemse says no one from SA Rugby made any effort to convince him not to play for France, or that he had a future representing the Springboks.
France are chasing their first Six Nations Grand Slam since 2010 and former Vodacom Bulls lock Paul Willemse is at the heart of a French pack that he says is the best in the business.
Pieter-Steph du Toit first caught the eye at the 2012 U20 World Championship as a hardworking blindside flanker for victorious South Africa, here’s a look at where those Junior Springboks are now.
Paul Willemse has returned to France’s starting lineup as one of five changes for Saturday’s highly anticipated Test against New Zealand in Paris.
Paul Willemse and Bernard le Roux have been selected as France’s lock pairing for their Six Nations Test against Italy in Rome on Saturday.
Paul Willemse and Bernard le Roux have been selected in France’s starting lineup for Saturday’s Test against Wales in Paris.