Former World Cup-winning captain John Smit says the Boks proved in 2018 that they have the ability to beat top teams such as the All Blacks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Bryan Habana believes the Springboks’ playing experience in Japan will benefit South Africa at the World Cup later this year.
Handré Pollard’s tactical masterclass on Saturday served as a highly encouraging start to the season for the Vodacom Bulls and the Springbok flyhalf, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Fiji wing Nemani Nadolo will not form part of their squad for the World Cup after announcing his retirement from international rugby on Thursday.
A conflict between the professional and amateur arms of Namibian Rugby could put the nation’s participation at the World Cup in jeopardy.
More than half of this year’s World Cup pool games have already been sold out after tickets went on sale to the general public two days ago.
Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiōsaka, the oldest purpose-built stadium in Japan and the ‘holy ground’ of rugby, will play host to four games during the 2019 World Cup.
Tournament organisers are putting contingency plans in place for this year’s World Cup in Japan, as that country is prone to earthquakes and typhoons.
The Springboks will head into World Cup clashes against the top European teams as underdogs, writes JON CARDINELLI.
CRAIG LEWIS looks ahead to a big rugby year and what could be in store for supporters.