Faf de Klerk all Passion and Heart and He Will not Have a Bad Hair Day Against the All Blacks

A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure – Springbok number 9, Faf de Klerk opens up about some of the tough times he experienced as a player and what it takes to put in hits on some of the bigger opponents.       After two weeks of training in high humidity and temperatures, the Springboks have been left ripped and ready, although De Klerk deflected the idea his blonde, surfer-dude locks were a distraction in those conditions.   I have thought about tying it…

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Faf De Klerk the only Springbok rugby player to make the Telegraph RWC top 20

Springbok scrumhalf, Faf de Klerk, is the only South African to make the Telegraph’s Top 20 best Rugby World Cup players in the world.       The British publication asked all of their rugby writers to vote for their Top 50 players in the world and combined their picks with those of coaches and directors of rugby from within the English game.   The Telegraph’s Top 20:   20. Liam Williams (Wales) 19. Finn Russell (Scotland) 18. James Ryan (Ireland) 17. Michael Hooper (Australia) 16. Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)…

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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 could go into the World Cup with only two specialist scrumhalves – Faf de Klerk and Herschel Jantjies – with utility back Cheslin Kolbe as a possible back-up. Nick Mallet was impressed with Kolbe as a back-up no9 – Click Here However, according to Afrikaans…

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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! Medically he is fine and that’s great. Next is to condition him physically with match fitness and we will give him more game-time in the Japan match to get him ready. We are fast-tracking Siya because we know what we…

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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… Be sure to cast your vote       Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Are the Springboks back? RWC 2019

It’s that time when rugby fever is gripping all rugby union fans as the Rugby World Cup 2019 approach. This year’s event will be held in Japan and the competition is as fierce as ever.   New Zealand still remain the favourites but teams like Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland all favour their chances as well. There is one team however that should never be disregarded especially in a RWC and that team is the South African Springboks.   The Springboks managed to win the RWC in 1995 in their…

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