The addition of overseas-based players should ensure that the Boks arrive for the World Cup in Japan fresh and with a game-changing bench, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
World Rugby has set a deadline of this Friday for their Nations Championship proposal to be approved or rejected by the leading rugby nations.
Coach Mario Ledesma has included five European-based players in Argentina’s 46-man squad for the Rugby Championship.
Marcell Coetzee deserves the opportunity to play himself into the Springboks’ World Cup squad by featuring in the shortened Rugby Championship, writes DYLAN JACK.
Sanzaar has confirmed the abbreviated six-match schedule for this year’s Rugby Championship, which will see the Springboks play just one match at home.
Broadcasters have presented Sanzaar with a wishlist that includes a neutral Vodacom Super Rugby final venue, marquee signings and a tour-based Rugby Championship.
The introduction of a World Rugby Nations Championship in 2022 could see two divisions in Europe and two in the southern hemisphere.
The Springboks will play their only confirmed two home Tests for next year in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
The Springboks will again face the All Blacks in Wellington next year as part of a reduced Rugby Championship schedule.
CRAIG LEWIS takes a closer look at the Boks’ astute kicking strategy that left the All Blacks frustrated and frazzled in the first half at Loftus last Saturday.