South Africa

CONFIRMED: Northampton sign Springbok back rower

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of Heinrich Brussow from January. As revealed in Blindside on September 3, the Springboks..

September 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Gary Gold: Time now for Boks to unleash wonderkid

The wave towards the 2019 World Cup is gathering pace and while the wily old veterans will be in situ for all four of these Rugby..

August 17, 2017

CONFIRMED: South African teams to join Pro12 this season

Celtic Rugby and the South African Rugby Union have today confirmed that the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings will join an expanded..

August 1, 2017

Gary Gold: Boks reborn with Venter working for the defence

The fact that the All Blacks drew the three-match series with the British and Irish Lions would have been of concern to them. Hence they..

July 27, 2017

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