South Africa

One enforced change for the Boks for France clash

Lionel Mapoe will replace injured Jesse Kriel at outside centre in the only change to the South Africa line-up for their second Test match..

June 15, 2017

Vermeulen meets with specialist ahead of series opener against France

South Africa number 8 Duane Vermeulen will not play a part in the three-Test home series against France this month. Vermeulen picked up a..

June 6, 2017

Peter Jackson: Boks’ RWC triumph hung on a shirtsleeve

There is an old adage in journalism that news is not necessarily when it happens but when someone digs it out. Applying that principle to..

May 26, 2017

South African minister lifts ban on SARU’s bid for 2023 World Cup

The SARU have been given the green light to resume their bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup a newly-appointed minister in the South..

May 9, 2017

Brendan Gallagher: Joost was a joy to watch and an utter nightmare to play against

Rarely, if ever, have the sporting gods given so abundantly before retracting their favours so suddenly and without sentiment. To see Joost..

February 16, 2017

Peter Jackson: This farewell to a Bok hero was fit for a king

They carried his oak coffin out of Loftus Versveld a few minutes before three o’clock on Friday afternoon at the end of a funeral fit for..

February 15, 2017

Nick Cain: Six Nations offers Boks a route to salvation

As the Six Nations gets underway there is an issue that should be uppermost in the minds of its council, and in particular its chief..

February 10, 2017

Legend Van der Westhuizen dies

Former South Africa captain Joost van der Westhuizen has died losing his six-years battle with motor neurone disease. Van der Westhuizen,..

February 6, 2017

Jeff Probyn: Let’s not get carried away by win over these Boks

After a ten-year wait England have finally laid the Springbok ghost to bed with a resounding win by 37 points, including four tries, to 21..

November 25, 2016

Injured Warburton out of Springboks clash

Sam Warburton picked up an injury in training this week and as a result will miss Wales’ game against South Africa on Saturday. He is..

November 24, 2016