Brian O’Driscoll says the 2021 Lions Test series against the Boks was not exciting for a multitude of reasons, while adding that Rassie Erasmus’ video “maybe has changed things and not for the better”.
The return to the playing field of Springbok lock RG Snyman may have been a footnote in Munster’s 42-17 Vodacom United Rugby Championship opening win over the Sharks this past Saturday, but for more reasons than one it was massive.
Assistant coach Deon Davids says after an in-depth review of this past Saturday’s loss to the All Blacks, the Boks’ game management has been identified as the main area for improvement.
Cheslin Kolbe is expected to be fit in time for the Boks’ last Rugby Championship match of the season against the All Blacks in Gold Coast on Saturday.
Former Springbok Joel Stransky has urged South Africa to change their gameplan that is “terrible for the backs” ahead of Saturday’s 100th Test against the All Blacks.
Springbok loose forward Jasper Wiese has escaped sanction for his dangerous cleanout in the Test against the Wallabies in Brisbane this past Saturday.
Springbok boss Jacques Nienaber says they expect an epic challenge against the All Blacks, but his charges need to deliver an 80-minute display to get a favourable result.
The All Blacks review the 100-year Test rivalry between New Zealand and South Africa and preview the 100th match between the sides in Queensland this coming Saturday.
All Blacks assistant coach John Plumtree says the wounded Springboks should not be underestimated when they take on the All Blacks in the 100th Test between the teams on Saturday. After South Africa’s two consecutive defeats by the Wallabies over the past fortnight, they have relinquished their status as the No 1-ranked Test side and head into their clash with… Read more →
The Springboks have officially relinquished their status as the No 1-ranked team in the world to the All Blacks.