Springbok loose forward Jasper Wiese has been cited for alleged foul play during the Rugby Championship match against Australia this past weekend.
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.
The Springboks have been boosted for Saturday’s 100th Test match against the All Blacks by the availability of lock Lood de Jager, but Cheslin Kolbe remains a doubt despite returning to training.
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.
After the Boks’ second humbling defeat by Australia, CRAIG LEWIS identifies three points to ponder, including whether there needs to be changes to the team.
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.
Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains has launched a scathing attack on the Springboks, who he predicts will be no match for New Zealand in the 100th Test between the sides this coming Saturday.
Neil Powell has praised the Blitzboks following their success at the Canada Sevens tournament in Vancouver, where they claimed the title in commanding fashion after beating Kenya in the Cup final on Monday.
The Blitzboks claimed a second Canada Sevens tournament win in Vancouver in three years as they outplayed Kenya in a 38-5 victory in the final at BC Place Stadium this past Sunday.