The All Blacks will have a point to prove at the World Cup after a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign as well as a drop down the rankings, writes JON CARDINELLI.
JON CARDINELLI identifies the frontrunners for World Cup selection as well as the factors that could influence Rassie Erasmus’ thinking.
While several first-choice players deserve a break others may benefit from a run against Argentina in the final friendly before the team departs for the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The battle for back-row places will intensify over the next fortnight as players look to stake a final claim ahead of the World Cup squad announcement, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Following several standout performances in the first two matches in the Rugby Championship, JOHN GOLIATH picks five Springboks who are World Cup bound.
The Rugby Championship decider in Salta will provide the Springboks’ best side with a chance to build momentum ahead of the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Rassie Erasmus will get a few more answers with regard to his best players and combinations when the Springboks tackle the All Blacks in Wellington, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Rugby Championship will reveal whether the Springboks have the strength in depth to be a force at the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Rassie Erasmus’ plan to split the squad over the first two Rugby Championship Tests will benefit the Springboks in the short and long term, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The latest additions to the Springbok training squad have made for a strong mix of backline players, writes JON CARDINELLI.