Look back at Tuesday’s team announcement conference, with Jacques Nienaber explaining his selections and Duane Vermeulen touching on the rivalry with the All Blacks.
There’s been a tense and eerily quiet buildup to the momentous 100th Test between the Springboks and All Blacks and now it’s time for readers to break the silence and make it known where they stand in this heavyweight clash.
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 reaction to two disappointing losses in Australia has revealed that Jacques Nienaber and some of the Springboks are not in sync, and time will tell whether the coach has the mettle to get everyone back on the same page, writes ZELIM NEL.
The Springboks have officially relinquished their status as the No 1-ranked team in the world to the All Blacks.
With South Africa and New Zealand set to face off in the 100th Test between the sides, check out the key historic numbers from the game’s fiercest rivalry.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has downplayed their return to the top of the world rankings, saying it is not on their minds because winning Test matches is all that matters.