Vermeulen could join Boks in series decider against Lions

1 August 2021, 3:43 PM
Experienced eighthman, Duane Vermeulen, has joined the Springbok team at their Cape Town base on Sunday after missing the opening two test matches against the British and Irish Lions due to an ankle injury.
Two changes to Boks starting 15 for weekend showdown with All Blacks 21 September 2021, 2:46 PM

Springbok coach, Jacques Nienaber, has made two changes to the starting fifteen for Saturday's 100th test match against New Zealand in Townsville, Australia. Lock, Lood De Jager, has recovered from concussion and will replace Marvin Orie, while Kwagga Smith will take the place of France Mostert at flank.

Boks still digesting what went wrong against Australia as All Blacks loom large 20 September 2021, 5:12 PM

Springbok rugby has done a 180 degree turn in a matter of two test matches. The reigning world champions, fresh from a British and Irish Lions series win, were brought down to earth with a thud after two losses against Australia.

Nienaber slates Springboks ‘poor’ performance in Wallabies loss 19 September 2021, 7:25 AM

South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber labelled his side’s Rugby Championship loss at the hands of Australia on Saturday the Springboks’ worst performance in more than three years. Nienaber’s side lost 30-17 in Brisbane to slip to defeat at the hands of the Wallabies for the second weekend in a row and surrender their position as […]

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Guardiola says defender Dias added to City’s leadership group 18 September 2021, 9:00 AM

Manchester City centre back Ruben Dias will be one of five players sharing the captain's armband this season, manager Pep Guardiola said.

Win only result Boks want against Australia 17 September 2021, 3:17 PM

Victory against Australia, and not their World Rugby ranking, is the main focus of the Springbok rugby team in Brisbane. Second-placed New Zealand is slowly but surely closing in on the Boks at the top of the rankings.

Boks out to break eight year drought against the Wallabies Down Under 10 September 2021, 6:36 PM

Former Springbok captain Victor Matfield anticipates a big battle between South Africa and Australia when the Rugby Championship resumes in Queensland this weekend.

Lukhanyo Am relishing playing in first test against Wallabies 9 September 2021, 3:20 PM

Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am who will make his first Test appearance against Australia in the Rugby Championship this weekend, has warned against underestimating their opponents.

Free State Cheetahs’ players reflect on COVID-19 impact on the game 30 August 2021, 11:32 AM

Free State Cheetahs' players say COVID-19 has had a negative impact on their games in the past. They believe the Currie Cup log could have been different if they were not affected by COVID-19 infections that led to them losing points.

Chris Dry retires from International Sevens rugby 27 August 2021, 5:43 PM

Springbok Sevens rugby stalwart, Chris Dry, has decided to retire from International Sevens rugby and the 33-year-old says he leaves with no regrets and a mountain of great memories.

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Baby boom sees key All Blacks miss trip to Australia 26 August 2021, 7:00 AM

Captain Sam Whitelock and first-choice halves Richie Mo'unga and  Aaron Smith have been left out of the All Blacks' travelling squad for next week's Rugby Championship test against Australia in Perth with the players expecting babies.

All Blacks
Confused Mehrtens questions decision to cancel Bledisloe Cup clash 21 August 2021, 10:50 AM

All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens has said he is "disappointed" with the decision by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) to pull out of their test against Australia in Perth next weekend.

Springboks approach Argentina with certainty 20 August 2021, 5:23 PM

SA Rugby has offered to host the rest of the Rugby Championship, after the Springbok's fixture in New Zealand was cancelled, and then the Kiwis also pulled out of this weekend's game in Perth against Australia.

Boks want to make history by winning back to back rugby championship title 12 August 2021, 3:14 PM

The Springboks will want to make history by winning back to back Rugby Championship title for the very first time. The morale should be high in the Boks camp ahead of their opening championship match at home against Argentina in Gqeberha on Saturday.

New-look Boks to start Rugby Championship against Argentina 10 August 2021, 2:29 PM

South Africa made 10 changes to their side to kick-off the Rugby Championship against Argentina in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, with hooker Joseph Dweba to debut and players who did not feature against the British & Irish Lions given a run.

Three changes in Springboks team for Saturday’s decider 3 August 2021, 2:53 PM

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has made three changes to his starting team for Saturday's series decider against the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town.

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says Lions decider brings more pressure than World Cup final 1 August 2021, 10:07 AM

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says next Saturday's series decider against the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town is potentially more important than their Rugby World Cup final win over England two years ago.

Springboks hope to bounce back in the second test against the British and Irish Lions 28 July 2021, 9:00 PM

The Springboks are hoping to stage a comeback when they face the British and Irish Lions in the second test match at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Blitzboks suffer humiliating defeat against Argentina at the Tokyo Olympics 27 July 2021, 1:06 PM

2016 Rio Olympic Games bronze medallists, the Blitzboks, suffered a humiliating defeat in the quarter-finals of the Sevens Rugby tournament at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

Boks smarting at being outsmarted by British and Irish Lions in first test 26 July 2021, 5:00 PM

Rugby World Cup champions, South Africa, are licking their wounds after Saturday's mauling by the British and Irish Lions in the first test match of the series in Cape Town.

Springboks prepare to empty the tank against British and Irish Lions in first test 24 July 2021, 5:00 AM

The strength and depth of Springbok rugby, together with the resourcefulness of its coaching staff, will be put to the ultimate test when the series against the British and Irish Lions begins in Cape Town on Saturday evening.

Morale high in Blitzboks’ camp ahead of Olympic participation 22 July 2021, 5:00 PM

The Blitzboks are still in Kagoshima, a one-hour flight south of Tokyo, but after two training sessions and some live Olympic action on local television, there is no doubt in the minds of the Springbok Sevens squad that the Olympic Games are real.  

Cape Town welcomes British and Irish Lions rugby tour being played in the city 21 July 2021, 11:43 AM

Cape Town has welcomed a decision by rugby authorities to have the remainder of the British and Irish Lions rugby tour played in the city.

Isolating Powell to be ‘virtual’ coach in South Africa quest for sevens rugby gold 19 July 2021, 6:14 AM

The South African Sevens rugby side have turned to video conferencing in their bid to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo as Neil Powell takes on the role of virtual coach to lead the squad from his isolation room in Kagoshima

All Blacks
Coles scores four tries as All Blacks put down physical Fiji 10 July 2021, 1:01 PM

Hooker Dane Coles scored four tries, three off the back of the rolling maul, to help New Zealand see off a spirited Fiji side 57-23 in an entertaining test under the roof of the Otago Regional Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.

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Springboks need all round improvement after rusty performance, says coach 3 July 2021, 4:27 PM

Ring-rusty South Africa will need to improve in all aspects of their game, but a test victory after a 20-month break was just what the world champion needed, coach Jacques Nienaber says.

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber names his first-ever match-day squad 29 June 2021, 7:55 PM

The 23-man squad to face Georgia in the first Test match on Friday includes three debutants.

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Bok squad in self-isolation after three players test positive for COVID-19 27 June 2021, 6:00 PM

SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, is adamant that the Boks have followed all protocols and precautions when they were in Bloemfontein for a three-week camp.

Franco Mostert predicts a tough onslaught from the British & Irish Lions tour 23 June 2021, 2:29 PM

South Africa hope to overcome an injury crisis in the second row ahead of the British & Irish Lions tour and cope with what lock Franco Mostert predicts is going to be tough onslaught from the tourists.

Springboks to play Tests against Georgia in Gauteng 18 June 2021, 10:46 AM

SA Rugby has confirmed that the two Tests against Georgia, as a precursor to the series against the British and Irish Lions, will be played in Gauteng.

South African teams to play in European Champions Cup 15 June 2021, 12:28 PM

South African teams could feature in Europe’s elite club rugby competitions from the 2022-23 seasons following the formation of the United Rugby Championship (URC) which was unveiled on Tuesday.