Two members of Uruguay’s World Cup squad were involved in a fight in a Japanese restaurant during a drinking session after their exit from the tournament.
Former All Blacks captain Buck Shelford expects the Boks to beat Japan and Wales to be knocked out at the quarter-final stage for the second World Cup running.
Former Springbok assistant coach Brendan Venter believes that Japan won’t be able to dominate the Boks’ forward pack during Sunday’s quarter-final in Tokyo.
CRAIG LEWIS looks at three key areas of the game that will be decisive in this Sunday’s quarter-final between the Springboks and Japan in Tokyo.
The Springboks should look to control the contest on Sunday by throwing a wrench into the gears of the Japan attack, writes JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo.
Cheslin Kolbe talks about facing Kotaro Matsushima and Kenki Fukuoka, while Herschel Jantjies highlights the need to nullify the pace of the Japan attacking game.
Rassie Erasmus’ investment in a wider group of players will reap significant benefits in the short and long term, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe says he is looking forward to facing Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima and Kenki Fukuoka in the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
Duane Vermeulen on the loose-forward battle and Japan’s goal to play a high-tempo game, while Willie le Roux says the Boks have their own ‘Ferraris’.
The Crusaders have made a significant change to their branding by removing the knight from their new logo after the 15 March Christchurch terrorist attack.