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Springboks open internal investigation against Eben Etzebeth [ racial assault claims ]

SA Rugby announced on Thursday it would launch an internal investigation into allegations lock Eben Etzebeth assaulted and racially abused a homeless man just before…

 

Damien Willemse replaces injured Jesse Kriel in Springbok World Cup squad

Stormers utility back Damien Willemse will fly out to Japan to join the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad following the injury withdrawal of Jesse Kriel.   Kriel sustained a hamstring injury in the opening match of the tournament…

 

Can the Springboks lose to Italy again?

Could the Springboks lose to Italy in their do or die clash? Highly unlikely as Italy have beaten South Africa only once in the teams’ 14 meetings – but that 2016 loss in Florence (20-18) has not been forgotten by the 10 Springbok survivors for Friday night’s …

 

Springboks v Italy match to be broadcast into space

The Rugby World Cup will have its first extra-terrestrial broadcast when South Africa’s game against Italy is beamed to the International Space Station – 408 kilometres (253 miles) above Japan, organisers said on Thursday.   Governing body World Rugby…

 

Springbok Rugby Captain and Legend, Jean De Villiers – The Intercept King

Jean De Villiers will go down in history as one of the greatest centres the world has ever seen. He made his international debut two years before making his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers. He scored, and more importantly, created some…

 

Rugby World Cup 2019 Warm-Up Match – Japan v South Africa [Highlights]

The Springboks have finally had their revenge in Japan beating them 41 -7 in their RWC 2019 warm up match.   Here are the highlights to enjoy – We love the passion of the Japanese and how they pronounce our players. Now the next match is THE BIG ONE.. Springboks vs All Blacks -21 September 2019…

 

Springboks Stories – Duane Vermeulen, “ Thor – God of Thunder

Humble as always, Duane Vermeulen says that family is the most important thing in his life.   Watch his incredible story…

 

Sam Warburton Warns: “Rugby Players Could Die Live On TV”

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton believes top level rugby players are at risk of death unless more is done to make the game safer.   Warburton retired aged 29 last year, beaten down by a long list of injuries, including a broken jaw, a plate inserted into his eye socket, a hamstring torn off the bone and damaged knee ligaments….

 

Shock and disbelief as Chester Williams, South African 1995 Rugby World Cup Hero Dies at 49

South Africa reacted with shock and disbelief following the death of former Springbok wing Chester Williams.   The 49-year-old passed away from a heart attack in Cape Town on Friday.   Chester was one of the heroes of the 1995 RWC winning team and scored …

 

All Springbok Tries at Rugby World Cup 2007

n 2007 South Africa lifted the Rugby World Cup. We are two weeks out from RWC 2019 and this week we look at all the tries the Springboks scored during their successful campaign of 2007.   Enjoy this great video from Real Rugby…

 

The Unstoppable Os du Randt – Springbok Rugby Legend

Jacobus Petrus “Os” du Randt (born 8 September 1972) is a former South African rugby union loosehead prop who retired as the most-capped forward in the history of the Springboks (a record since surpassed by John Smit, Victor Matfield and Tendai Mtawarira)…

 

Springbok ABS vs All Blacks – South African cuts down on Biltong and Bulks up for the Big Game

The Springboks went shirtless at a recent gym session and the photograph below has gone viral on social media.       If the Rugby World Cup title came down to a bodybuilding contest, the Springboks would be gold medal contenders.  According to rumours from …

 

Massive Springbok Shock as Dyantyi Fails Drug Test

The Springbok rugby camp was hit with a major shock as star winger Aphiwe Dyantyi has tested positive for a banned substance.   As reported by Sport24, Dyantyi has requested the testing of a ‘B’ sample after the Lions wing, capped on 13 occasions by the Springboks, had a urine sample…

 

Are our current Springbok locks up to scratch? Who is our ENFORCER? VIDEO – Bakkies the ENFORCER

John Philip “Bakkies” Botha, born 22 September 1979 in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal Province and played as a lock for the Springboks until 22 November 2014.    He was a member of the national team that won…

 

Ireland can now become World No1 in the Rugby rankings

Wales knocked the All Blacks off the top spot in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time in nearly a decade this week – but their reign at the top could be short-lived.   With Warren Gatland’s men not in action this weekend – Ireland can become the number one team in the world if…

 

Who is the best Springbok Hooker ever? Meet Uli [The Bully] Schmidt

Uli Schmidt was arguably the greatest hooker to ever represent South Africa. He broke the typical mold and was a mobile player who often acted as an extra loose forward.   He could run like a centre and was exceptionally strong for his size…

 

Can you name all the Rugby Springboks? This 3 year old SuperFan can!

Watch 3 year old, Albert Kruger  from Pretoria recite all the Springbok rugby players and he can do it with the Protea cricket team as well…

 

Naas Botha, Springbok Rugby Captain and a Match Winning Genius

What can you say about a player like Naas Botha? He simply was the greatest match winner South Africa has ever produced. He had an uncanny ability to dictate a match.   Dr. Danie Craven described him as a genius and a general.  Give me Naas and I will conquer the world”

 

Springboks move to fourth place in world rankings, passing England

South Africa beat Argentina 24-18 on Saturday which moved them past England as England lost to Wales 13-6 in Cardiff.   Wales passed New Zealand to grab the top spot from the All Blacks. Wales have now won 15 of their last 16 tests…

 

Rassie will take three Specialist Scrumhalves to the World Cup

It was reported by Sport24 that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will pick three specialist scrumhalves in his Rugby World Cup squad.   Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies or Cobus Reinach, who should wear the Springbok No 9?   Some pundits have suggested that the Boks…

 

Rassie Ecstatic with “wonderful” Kolisi : Highlights Springboks vs Argentina – VIDEO

“Siya was wonderful,” Erasmus told reporters after the hard-fought 24-18 win at Loftus Versfeld.       We wanted to get him off after 30 minutes but he said was feeling great. At half-time, I asked him if he wanted to go more, and he said he wanted 70 minutes! 

 

Springbok Fans in Japan: How to Ride Subway and Trains in Tokyo, 35 Tips!

We are starting a series of informational posts for rugby fans visiting Japan for the 2019 RWC.

Here are some tricks and tips on riding the Tokyo subway…

 

“Get Yourself Vaccinated Against Deadly Brain Virus”, Charity Warns Rugby Fans Visiting Japan for RWC 2019

A charity organisation has warned rugby fans about a potentially deadly viral brain infection known as Japanese encephalitis.   People making the trip for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan should consider getting vaccinated against it, if they plan on…

 

Kolbe Impressive at Scrumhalf, Nick Mallet

Nick Mallett says he was impressed by the versatility shown by Cheslin Kolbe against Argentina in Salta over the weekend.   The Springbok winger moved to scrumhalf for 10 minutes while Faf de Klerk was in the sin-bin and impressed in the position.   Mallett raised eyebrows a few years ago when he said…

 

SA Rugby President confirms that Rassie passed “Transformation Test”

There will be no politics seeping into the Springbok camp as SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has has given the assurance that there will no external pressure or interference when Rassie Erasmus selects his Springbok squad for the Rugby World Cup…

 

Schalk Brits to lead Boks as Rassie rings changes

Erasmus, the SA Rugby director of rugby, unleashed a new-look team to take on the Pumas on Wednesday, packed with players looking to secure a place in South Africa’s Rugby World Cup squad…

 

Keep Pollard in “cotton-wool” until we get to Japan

This is the view of Rob Houwing, chier writer for sport 24. Houwing asserts: Wrap Handre Pollard in cotton wool: you’d need quite a lot of it to envelope the sturdily-built individual, but that seems an essential policy by the Springboks now…

 

All smiles as the Springboks clinch Rugby Championship with a convincing performance

All smiles as the Springboks clinch Rugby Championship with a convincing performance     The Springbok rugby camp was full of smiles as the Boks beat Argentina 46-13 to win the Rugby Championship…

 

Wales go to the top of World Rugby after Australia Crush New Zealand

It will be celebration time in Cardiff as Wales go to the top of the world rankings after the All Blacks were beaten 47-26.     The official World Rugby table won’t be updated until the completion of this weekend’s Test programme so Warren Gatland’s charges …

 

Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies or Cobus Reinach, who should wear the Springbok No 9?

It’s a conundrum that any coach would love as Rassie Erasmus has the choice of rich pickings at scrumhalf.   But who would our fans choose?   We asked in a poll on our Facebook page… 

 

Who is the highest paid Springbok Rugby Player and what did he earn?

How much money can you make as a Springboks player?   Lots of our fans have been asking this question and as you will see in this article, a rugby player can earn a decent living…

 

Rassies “secret” Drone Weapon used in Springbok training

Rassie Erasmus use of technology has been innovative as he has been moulding the Springboks in an outfit to be reckoned with.   One of the innovations that Rassie Erasmus has brought to the Springboks is the use of a drone during practices.

 

Who is the highest paid Sportsman in the World?

Top sportsman have been earning millions in recent years and this year has been no exception.   Forbes has released the 2019 edition of its world’s highest-paid athletes list, with the top 10 competitors coming from…

 

The All Blacks can thank their lucky stars they saw so little of Danie Gerber – Greatest Springbok Centres

There has been some fantastic centres who have put on the Springbok jersey over the years. Top ten Springbok inside and outside centres voted by Real Rugby fans!

 

How South African High School Kids Are Showing The World to Cheer

South African High School kids are taking the internet and social media by storm as videos of cheerleading at Interschools Athletics are going viral….

 

Wine Selected by 1995 World Cup Springbok Captain, Francois Pienaar now available

It seems our previous Springbok Captains are keeping themselves busy, while Naas is busy getting Indian Rugby into shape as national coach.   Marianne Wines announced…

 

How do referees prepare for a Rugby World Cup?

As always the referees will play an important part in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. South Africa has secured two spots in the select field.
World Rugby has announced the squad of 23 match officials selected to take charge of the 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan…

 

Rassie “stressed” about World Cup Squad

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has admitted to being ‘worried’ about trimming the squad for the World Cup in Japan next month. The Springboks have only two Tests against Argentina remaining before the 31-man squad departs…

 

What happened to Naas Botha?

This has been a question on the lips of many South African rugby fans as they became aware of the absence of Naas on TV. As usual the rumour mill started and some assumed Naas was axed because of the Ashwell Willemse saga…  

 

Springbok Schalk Brits shares his biggest rugby inspirations

Schalk Burger Brits (born 16 May 1981) is a rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Bulls in Super Rugby.   Brits made his international debut against Italy in 2008…

 

CJ Stander and his wife welcomes baby girl

CJ Stander, and his wife Jean-Marie have welcomed their first child. Jean-Marie, who is the sister of South African swimming great Ryk Neethling, gave birth to a baby girl on Friday…

 

Springboks vs All Blacks -Wellington Highlights

What a battle in Wellington? This weekends’ 16 all draw between the Springboks and the All Blacks has set the stage for an incredible RWC 2019…

 

Best Springbok Rugby Championship tries – You will love the commentary 🙂

We look back at the best Springbok tries of the rugby championship tries and the Xhosa commentators give an extra dimension of excitement!  

 

Jake White – Springboks are Rugby World Cup contenders

The Springboks are Rugby World Cup contenders and their opening match against the All Blacks won’t matter when the tournament reaches its conclusion…

 

Who is the hero behind new Springbok hero, Herschell Jantjies?

Herschel Jantjies exploded onto the international scene this year and scored three tries in his first two matched for the South African Springbok.   He was the hero last week against the All Blacks…

 

The Story of Pieter-Steph du Toit – Already a Springbok Rugby Legend

Pieter-Steph Du Toit is the grandson of former Springbok prop, Piet “Spiere” du Toit and is the older brother of Johan, also a professional rugby player.   He made his Springbok Test debut versus Wales in Cardiff on 9 November 2013 at age 21…

 

30 Great Springbok tries against the All Blacks

There is no greater prize on the field for a Springbok rugby player than a try against the All Blacks.   The video below shows 30 of the greatest tries the Springboks have scored against their arch rivals…