JON CARDINELLI looks at the forwards used by the Springboks since 2018 and why Rassie Erasmus faces a healthy selection headache ahead of the World Cup squad announcement.
JON CARDINELLI identifies the frontrunners for World Cup selection as well as the factors that could influence Rassie Erasmus’ thinking.
While several first-choice players deserve a break others may benefit from a run against Argentina in the final friendly before the team departs for the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The battle for back-row places will intensify over the next fortnight as players look to stake a final claim ahead of the World Cup squad announcement, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Rugby Championship decider in Salta will provide the Springboks’ best side with a chance to build momentum ahead of the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Rassie Erasmus will get a few more answers with regard to his best players and combinations when the Springboks tackle the All Blacks in Wellington, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Rugby Championship will reveal whether the Springboks have the strength in depth to be a force at the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Rassie Erasmus’ plan to split the squad over the first two Rugby Championship Tests will benefit the Springboks in the short and long term, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The latest additions to the Springbok training squad have made for a strong mix of backline players, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has made several shrewd recruitments in the lead-up to the all-important Test season, writes JON CARDINELLI.