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Boks make six changes for Scotland clash

Boks make six changes for Scotland clash

Posted on November 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok team for Saturday’s third Test of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour against Scotland in Edinburgh shows six changes, including two personnel changes and two positional switches in the starting lineup, in what promises to be another very tough encounter for the South Africans. Duane Vermeulen moves back to No 8 in place of […]

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Proudfoot: formidable Scots will test improving Springboks

Proudfoot: formidable Scots will test improving Springboks

Posted on November 13, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot has described Scotland as a formidable side who will present the improving Springboks with a difficult contest on Saturday at BT Murrayfield. The match in Edinburgh kicks off at 17h20 (19h20 SA time). South Africa managed to defeat France in Paris last Saturday following their one point loss to England […]

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Etzebeth set to return to Springbok training

Etzebeth set to return to Springbok training

Posted on November 12, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is set to return to full training this week after recovering from a foot injury he sustained against England at Twickenham two weeks ago, but Warren Whiteley is doubtful for Saturday’s Test against Scotland in Edinburgh. The experienced lock was not considered for the Test against France last Saturday, with the […]

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Erasmus praise Bok calmness in Paris thriller

Erasmus praise Bok calmness in Paris thriller

Posted on November 11, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, praised the calmness of the Springboks to stay in the fight right to the end against France at the Stade de France late on Saturday evening despite enormous defensive pressure from the French side. Bongi Mbonambi crashed over for the winning try in the 85th minute to […]

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Kolisi: Boks and French both desperate for a win

Kolisi: Boks and French both desperate for a win

Posted on November 9, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks and France will both be desperate for a win at Stade de France on Saturday according to Springboks captain, Siya Kolisi, who admits that his side is determined to return to winning ways following two close defeats against the All Blacks and England in their previous matches. “We don’t want to dwell in […]

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Experienced trio back for Boks’ Paris Test

Experienced trio back for Boks’ Paris Test

Posted on November 8, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The experienced trio of Willie le Roux, Faf de Klerk and Franco Mostert are back in the Springbok starting team for Saturday’s Test against France at the Stade de France in Paris. The match in the French capital is South Africa’s second fixture of the 2018 Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and […]

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De Allende: Respect for northern conditions is important

De Allende: Respect for northern conditions is important

Posted on November 6, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok centre Damian de Allende said on Tuesday they are working hard this week in the build-up the Test against France, whom the South Africans are expecting to be a tough opponent in Paris on Saturday evening. The match is the second fixture of the Boks’ 2018 Castle Lager Outgoing Tour of the United Kingdom […]

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Six players join Springbok squad in Paris

Six players join Springbok squad in Paris

Posted on November 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Faf de Klerk, Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw and Vincent Koch have joined the Springbok squad in Paris and are all available for selection for Saturday’s Castle Lager Outgoing Tour Test against France. De Klerk (scrumhalf) linked up with the South African squad on Monday after Le Roux (fullback), Louw (flank), […]

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Erasmus bemoans wasted opportunities at Twickenham

Erasmus bemoans wasted opportunities at Twickenham

Posted on November 3, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks’ failure to finish off their opportunities and some ill-discipline, which resulted in crucial penalties for England, cost them the match at Twickenham on Saturday, according to Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby. England edged South Africa 12-11 in a tightly fought battle played before a capacity crowd in London. The home […]

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Kolisi: Springboks expect huge physical, tactical battle at Twickenham

Kolisi: Springboks expect huge physical, tactical battle at Twickenham

Posted on November 2, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Springbok skipper, Siya Kolisi, reckons his team can expect a huge physical and tactical battle on Saturday against England at Twickenham. The match is also the opening fixture of South Africa’s 2018 Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and France. Kolisi, appointed as Springbok captain in June, led the Springboks to a hard […]

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