A fit, firing Pollard vital to Springbok cause

2017-02-23 12:09

A fit and in form Handre Pollard will be vital to the Springbok cause in 2017, Herman Mostert reckons.


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Bok captain must be based in SA - Jean

2017-02-23 09:00

Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers feels the national team’s captain should play his rugby in South Africa.


Fitzpatrick: Boks should heed advice from Blitzboks

2017-02-15 12:45

Former All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick says the Springboks should consider looking to the Blitzboks in an attempt to recover their form.


Boks will need ‘toughies’ in June

2017-02-13 17:27

Increasingly assertive users of the rolling maul, France seem primed to ask big physical questions of the Boks in mid-year, writes Rob Houwing.


Side Entry: Why can’t the Boks learn from the Blitzboks?

2017-02-12 06:03

Whenever the Blitzboks appear on the podium for winning yet another Sevens event, rugby fans ask: How is it that this team fares so much better than the Springboks?


My four favourite Joost Tests...

2017-02-07 10:59

Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing singles out four of Joost van der Westhuizen’s 89 Tests for ‘special treatment’ from his memory bank.


Joost's rival: He was the best on the planet

2017-02-07 06:18

Australia and New Zealand have saluted "extraordinary" South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen.


Twitter reacts to Van der Westhuizen's death

2017-02-06 14:29

Tributes poured in for Former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen, who tragically passed away.


WATCH: Joost brings down rampaging Lomu in '95

2017-02-06 15:39

Joost van der Westhuizen's tackle on Jonah Lomu at the 1995 RWC is something that will still remain in our memories for years to come.


French regroup may deepen Allister’s angst

2017-02-06 13:03

France’s near-upset of England suggests Allister Coetzee’s rumoured ‘last chance’ series as Bok coach will be a taxing one, writes Rob Houwing.


SA Rugby: Bok coach review concluded ... but no comment

2017-02-03 16:50

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has confirmed all the work around the Springbok coach review process has been concluded.

Mark Keohane

Sick Boks need more than a new doctor

2017-02-01 11:01

Enough is enough! Springbok rugby is in ill health thanks to the game's leadership in the country, writes Mark Keohane.

Gary Boshoff

SA Rugby: To sell or not to sell

2017-01-31 10:10

Gary Boshoff delves deeper in SA Rugby's reported consideration into selling 75% of the shares of its commercial entities.


Coetzee to learn his fate 'next week'

2017-01-26 12:28

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will know his fate next week, according to a statement from SA Rugby.


Will fear of Fikile save Bok coach?

2017-01-26 09:00

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula’s support for Allister Coetzee may have saved the Springbok coach his job, a report indicates.

Herman Mostert

Hurry up with Bok coaching announcement!

2017-01-25 12:46

Herman Mostert is worried that the uncertainty regarding the Springbok coaching job is putting the national team further on the back foot.


Rassie: Only seeing is believing

2017-01-24 12:54

He is conscientious, clever and well capable of charm. But, asks Rob Houwing, does Rassie Erasmus really want to emerge from his preferred ‘shadows’ for Bok coach?


Stick set for Springbok axe?

2017-02-20 07:12

Mzwandile Stick is set to be axed as Springbok backline coach but will remain employed by the South African Rugby Union.


Bok brothers’ father passes away

2017-02-14 08:30

The father of Springbok brothers, Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis, has passed away.


Joost – the eyes had it

2017-02-12 06:05

The record-breaking former Bok captain with the expressive, intense gaze proved his mettle as scrumhalf and was brave to the end.


Jantjies takes positives from Boks 2016 woes

2017-02-11 11:37

Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies is excited for the year ahead for the Springboks despite the national side's struggles in 2016.

Mark Keohane

Joost earned more than a minute's silence

2017-02-08 09:06

Don’t give the memory of Joost van der Westhuizen a drab minute’s silence. Applaud his memory with cheering, clapping and celebration, writes Mark Keohane.


Wilkinson 'feared' and will 'miss' Joost

2017-02-07 06:18

Tributes for Joost van der Westhuizen have poured in from near and far, from some of rugby's greatest players - none more so than England's Jonny Wilkinson.


Joost died at home, his foundation says

2017-02-07 13:30

Former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen died at his home surrounded by loved ones, his J9 foundation announced.


Zuma asks SA to keep Joost in their prayers

2017-02-06 11:53

President Jacob Zuma has asked the nation to keep former Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen in their thoughts and prayers.


Butch: Boks too good to be down for long

2017-02-02 11:02

Former Springbok flyhalf Butch James expects that Sharks to have a crack at playing an attractive brand of rugby in 2017.


2017: Make or break for THESE Boks?

2017-01-31 12:25

Rob Houwing selects five Springboks who boast ability in bag-loads, but could slip right off the radar if 2017 isn’t a cracking year for them.


Why won’t SA’s top coaches work at home?

2017-01-27 12:10

As Gary Gold takes up an English Premiership berth, Rob Houwing laments the brain drain as much of fine coaches as players from SA …


Mallett: Rand hampers SA rugby

2017-01-26 11:46

Nick Mallett believes the Springboks' international struggles are being fuelled by the relative weakness of the country's currency.


Coetzee to survive axe... for now?

2017-01-26 07:28

Allister Coetzee will keep his job as Springbok coach until June at the very least, according to a report.


Bok weak area: Reinach rejoins race

2017-01-25 10:20

If the Sharks’ Cobus Reinach quickly regains his touch in Super Rugby 2017 after injury, Bok stocks at No 9 will look that bit rosier again, writes Rob Houwing.


SA Rugby to offer 5-year contract to Rassie?

2017-01-24 08:58

Rumours that SA Rugby will offer Rassie Erasmus the Springbok coaching job are growing stronger by the day.


SA coaching blueprint takes shape

2017-02-15 16:59

Springbok coaching staff and local franchise coaches have met for a third time to discuss and finalise a coaching blueprint for South African rugby

Mark Keohane

Overseas-based SA players are no traitors!

2017-02-15 11:26

The Springboks must represent the best South African rugby players on the planet. It shouldn’t matter where they are based, writes Mark Keohane.

Gary Boshoff

Boks, Baby Boks STILL waiting on coach clarity

2017-02-13 14:09

The adage, “the more things change the more they stay the same” is perhaps more true for rugby than for any other institution in SA, argues Gary Boshoff.


Danie Gerber: Joost a true legend

2017-02-09 08:29

Legendary former Springbok centre Danie Gerber has paid his respects to Joost van der Westhuizen, who passed away.


Andre Joubert 'honoured' to play with Joost

2017-02-07 10:59

Former Springbok fullback Andre Joubert says he is honoured to have shared the field with Joost van der Westhuizen.


France series to decide Bok coach’s fate?

2017-02-06 22:29

South Africa’s three-Test series against France looks likely to be last chance saloon for Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.


TRIBUTE: Joost … very steeliest of Springboks

2017-02-06 14:21

Joost van der Westhuizen was a riveting, resilient Springbok with a gung-ho attitude and the odd, tacky off-field saga … but died a bastion of dignity, says Rob Houwing.


SA Rugby mourns Joost

2017-02-06 15:03

SA Rugby has paid its respects after the passing of Joost van der Westhuizen, one of South Africa’s greatest-ever Springbok legends.


Time for Coetzee to grow a set of balls

2017-02-05 06:06

Hands down, the most predictable SA rugby headline in 2017 has been that the Springboks will improve from last year’s eight-defeat horror.


Former Bok captain: We need to be positive

2017-02-02 08:59

Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has urged South African rugby fans to get behind their side in 2017.


Venter in Springbok U-turn?

2017-01-30 08:55

Despite signing a deal with Italy, Brendan Venter is reportedly still on SA Rugby’s radar for a defence coaching role at the Springboks.


De Jongh pays tribute to 'legend' Fourie

2017-01-27 12:18

Juan de Jongh has paid tribute to former Bok centre Jaque Fourie, who this week announced his retirement from rugby.


It can't get worse for Boks - Mallett

2017-01-26 10:25

The Springboks are at their lowest ebb but former coach Nick Mallett believes they can return to being a power in rugby.


Mallett: Coetzee will be fortunate to keep his job

2017-01-25 12:50

Former national coach Nick Mallett believes Allister Coetzee "will be fortunate" to keep his job as Springbok coach.


Lood: Players, not Coetzee to take blame

2017-01-25 09:14

Springbok lock Lood de Jager has described both his own form and his team-mates in 2016 as “shocking”.


Rassie's camp denies Bok coaching rumours

2017-01-23 07:20

Rassie Erasmus’ management team has brushed off rumours linking him with a return to South Africa to take over as Springbok coach.


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