Wallabies utility back Jordan Petaia will miss the Bledisloe Cup Tests against the All Blacks and is in doubt for the start of the Rugby Championship due to a hip flexor injury.
The Springboks will need to tackle a number of unusual challenges when Test rugby resumes, writes former captain JEAN DE VILLIERS in the latest SA Rugby magazine.
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has urged World Rugby to suspend the Test rankings for the remainder of the year due to Covid-19 uncertainty.
SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus says players will be encouraged to showcase their skills during the Cape Town-based ‘Springbok Showdown’.
The Money Man SA and Mark Keohane say that it will be suicide for the Springboks to play in this year’s Rugby Championship.
Jacques Nienaber is delighted at the form of the European-based Boks and has revealed how Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby AU have given him insights into what the All Blacks and Wallabies will bring in the Rugby Championship.
Ian Foster has rubbished reports that a number of All Blacks senior players could opt against playing in the Rugby Championship for family reasons.
Handre Pollard’s knee injury will place a spotlight on the Springboks’ flyhalf depth as they build towards the 2021 British & Irish Lions series, writes DYLAN JACK.
Plenty of creative thinking is required if the Springbok coaches are to successfully assemble a squad to take part in the Rugby Championship, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard will miss the Rugby Championship after rupturing his knee ligaments while playing for Montpellier, the French club confirmed on Monday.