Why Boks WILL halt Japan's 'bullet train'

2019-10-14 12:03

The Springboks have all the right ammunition to end the host nation’s gallant World Cup run in Sunday’s quarter-final, says a bullish Rob Houwing.


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Ruan Pienaar on Springbok standby

2019-10-11 09:56

Ruan Pienaar has been placed on standby in case one of the three No 9's in the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad is ruled out with injury.


Has Reinach forced open Bok scrumhalf door?

2019-10-09 08:39

South Africa's quarter-final opponents at the World Cup will determine what scrumhalves make the match-day squad, coach Rassie Erasmus has hinted.


4 Boks who impressed Rassie against Canada

2019-10-09 14:33

The performances of four Springboks were particularly pleasing for coach Rassie Erasmus after the 66-7 win over Canada in Kobe.


Springbok win over Canada: 5 talking points

2019-10-09 07:21

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following South Africa's 66-7 Rugby World Cup win over Canada in Kobe.


Boks' pool-stage review: Their pros, cons

2019-10-09 13:03

Rob Houwing weighs up the just-completed Springbok Pool B campaign at the World Cup and where it leaves them for the business end …


Cobus Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record

2019-10-08 15:45

Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach has scored the fastest hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history as they thrashed Canada.

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WATCH | 'The Ruck' Ep 8 - 'Boks will be comfortable in win over Japan'

Sport24's Lloyd Burnard and chief writer Rob Houwing discuss the Springboks' upcoming Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan.

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Boks thrash Canada to book RWC quarter-final spot

2019-10-08 14:04

The Springboks put in easily their most polished performance of the 2019 Rugby World Cup when they hammered Canada on Tuesday.


Boks brace for humidity challenge under closed Kobe roof

2019-10-07 10:51

When the Springboks meet Canada in their final Pool B match at the Rugby World Cup on Tuesday, they will do so under a closed roof at the Kobe Misaki Stadium.


Boks must repel Italy's 'Cradock firecracker'

2019-10-03 12:35

Far from the likeliest Italian name, in-form Braam Steyn will have required some diligent Springbok homework this week, writes Rob Houwing.


Bok centre remembers shocking 2016 Italy loss

2019-10-02 14:38

Italy have beaten South Africa only once in the teams’ 14 meetings – but that 2016 loss in Florence has not been forgotten.


Willemse replaces Kriel in Springbok RWC squad

2019-10-01 11:56

Stormers utility back Damian Willemse will fly out to Japan to join the Springbok World Cup squad following the injury withdrawal of Jesse Kriel.


The ONE Bok comfort over 'Etzebeth-gate'

2019-10-08 10:46

Whatever the effect on morale of Eben Etzebeth potentially vacating RWC, from a purely staffing perspective the Boks are dreamily covered at lock, says Rob Houwing.


Springbok Women go down fighting against Scotland

2019-10-05 18:47

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer has praised his team’s character despite suffering a 38-15 defeat in their series decider against Scotland.


Boks v Italy: Remember Stefan's 5-try feast?

2019-10-02 12:37

Rob Houwing picks a quartet of most memorable clashes (from 14 in total) between Friday’s World Cup protagonists South Africa and Italy.


Rassie expects 'major forward battle'

2019-10-01 10:44

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus expects a massive challenge from the Italian pack and has therefore opted to load his bench with forwards.


Bok ratings: Oom Schalk showed ‘em how!

2019-09-28 15:08

The official mantle went elsewhere, but 38-year-old libero Schalk Brits earned Rob Houwing’s top Bok mark against Namibia.


WATCH | 'The Ruck' Ep 6 - 'Damian Willemse can dazzle for Boks'

2019-10-07 14:05

Sport24 journalist Lloyd Burnard and chief writer Rob Houwing look ahead to South Africa's 2019 Rugby World Cup clash against Canada.


Springboks v Italy match to be broadcast in space

2019-10-03 14:23

The Rugby World Cup will have its first extra-terrestrial broadcast when South Africa's game against Italy is beamed to the International Space Station.


Boks open internal probe into Etzebeth assault allegations

2019-10-03 06:39

SA Rugby will launch an internal investigation into allegations lock Eben Etzebeth assaulted and racially abused a homeless man.


Rassie: Backline injuries could force us to be creative

2019-10-01 13:23

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained his decision to go into Saturday's crunch World Cup clash against Italy with a 6-2 split on the bench.


Boks: Ball of fire Bongi hard to overlook

2019-09-30 12:29

Bongi Mbonambi is knocking ever more loudly at the door to be considered first-choice Springbok hooker, says Rob Houwing.


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