Junior Springbok coach Bafana Nhleko is pleased with the way the SA Rugby Academy squad stepped up their preparations with a series of chukkas against Western Province in Stellenbosch.
The Lions have been boosted by the return of an experienced Springbok for their clash with the Stormers in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Sale Sharks director of rugby Alex Sanderson has revealed six of his South African players – including Lood de Jager – could be called up to the Springbok squad for the British & Irish Lions series.
There will be familiar faces among the South African sevens squads assembled by Neil Powell for the second tournament of Rugby Africa’s Solidarity Sevens Camp.
Former Stormers loose forward Jaco Coetzee has fully recovered from his knee injury and has been involved in full training with Bath.
Former Stormers, Wales and British & Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts has backed Duhan van der Merwe to make a significant impact in the Lions’ three-Test series against the Springboks.
The Sharks team named to take on the Bulls shows just one change in the backline for their match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Neil Powell has revealed the reason behind the decision to move his Blitzboks into the Olympic Village just three days before their quest for gold at the Olympic Games gets under way in Tokyo.
There’s no reason to believe the Springboks’ starting XV against the British & Irish Lions won’t be almost identical to the side that started the 2019 World Cup final, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has made no secret about the importance of the Springboks returning to the playing field in the governing body’s latest annual report.