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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

Gary Gold: Build greater cohesion in Springboks by not picking from abroad

The curtain has come down on the Autumn Internationals and there can now be little doubt that the gap has closed between the north and..

December 9, 2016

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

Shane Williams – Wales are lucky that Boks look in even worse shape!

Wales are in serious danger of being left behind by the rest of the Six Nations if they don’t settle on a way of playing. England and..

November 24, 2016

South Africa ring changes for England Test

South Africa have made several changes to take on England at Twickenham on Saturday. Only five players who started in the 31-31 draw..

November 10, 2016

Daly to make first England start

Elliot Daly will make his first England start after being named at outside centre by Eddie Jones to face South Africa in the opening match..

November 10, 2016