Springbok team to face Italy: Moerat, Orie to lock scrum, Roos on bench | The Citizen

The Springbok team to face Italy in Geno at 3pm on Saturday has been announced. Coach Jacques Nienaber has made several changes to the side that lost to France in Marseille last Saturday. Marvin Orie and Salmaan Moeerat will lock the Bok scrum, with Franco Mostert at blindside flank. Jasper Wiese returns at No 8 … Read more

Springbok player ratings from 19-16 defeat to Ireland in Dublin | The Citizen

The Springboks lost 19-16 to Ireland in a Test at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. In a tight game, both teams scored two tries, with both also missing several kicks at goal. It was 6-all at the break, with all four tries scored in a ding-dong second half. The Boks still face France, … Read more

Nienaber brushes off Springbok kicking woes after Ireland defeat | The Citizen

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber was quick to brush off the team’s kicking woes, after they only converted two of their five kicks at goal, which proved costly in a tight three point loss against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night. Bok flyhalf Damian Willemse is only the third choice kicker at … Read more

Breakdown battle vitally important says Springbok captain Siya Kolisi | The Citizen

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi believes that the breakdown in going to play a vital role in the outcome of their European end-of-year-tour match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening (kick-off 7:30pm). The Bok loose trio of Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Jasper Wiese are set to get a stern test against Ireland’s … Read more

Cornal Hendricks finally back in Springbok mix and ready to impress | The Citizen

Bulls utility back Cornal Hendricks has finally been given the greenlight by the Springbok medical squad and he will now look to prove he deserves a spot back in the Bok squad, after he was picked in the SA A squad for their end-of-year-tour. A heart problem, picked up back in 2016, saw Hendricks miss … Read more

Springbok player ratings from Rugby Champs win against Pumas in Durban | The Citizen

The Springboks beat the Pumas 38-21 in their Rugby Championship match played in Durban on Saturday. Jacques Nienaber’s men ended the competition in second place (18 points), with New Zealand’s All Blacks (19 points) crowned champions. Australia were third (10) and Argentina fourth (9). This is how I rated the Bok players in Durban, out … Read more

Vincent Tshituka has big Springbok dreams | The Citizen

New Sharks loose forward Vincent Tshituka has big Springbok aspirations, but he still has to overcome the hurdle of citizenship before he can realise them. The Democratic Republic of Congo born rising star has lived in Johannesburg for most of his life, where he started his professional rugby career for the Lions, making massive waves … Read more

Springbok Elton Jantjies’ scandalous affair with team dietician | The Citizen

Springbok rugby player Elton Janties has once again made headlines, and unfortunately not for his amazing rugby-playing abilities. The Springbok fly-half was reportedly seen entertaining the Springboks’ dietician Zeenat Simjee at two different guest houses in Mbombela during the week leading up to the Springboks test match against the All Blacks in Mbombela at the … Read more