4 Boks make UK magazines World XV

Four Springbok Rugby World Cup winners have cracked the nod in a prestigious UK-based rugby magazine’s World XV for 2019.   Rugby World has picked scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, wing Cheslin Kolbe, centre Lukhanyo Am and flank Pieter-Steph du Toit in its dream team. The quartet started in South Africa’s 32-12 win over England in the World Cup final in Yokohama last month. Du Toit was also named as World Rugby Player of the Year at an awards ceremony after the tournament.       The World XV also comprises…

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Don’t FAF this one up says Faf de Klerk, RWC2019 Springbok Champion

From the 2 November, we have had the pleasure of seeing Faf de Klerk parading around in his SOUTH AFRICAN FLAG “BeanBagSwim”!  He even met Prince Harry in a state of undress after winning the RWC2019 against England.   Then we saw Faf with his pants down showing off his “BeanBagSwim” on the SpringBok Trophy tour… we had to smile at the cheekiness and no better than Faf to pull it off. However, all of this has a very serious note, cancer awareness. Faf is sending out a message to…

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Springboks will dominate with their forwards – Pollard

Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard says the Springboks will look to dominate Wales through their forwards on Sunday.   The Boks will take on the Welsh in Yokohama in the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final for a spot in the final against either New Zealand or England.  Given the style South Africa have employed at the tournament so far, there is likely to once again be a huge emphasis on their kicking game on Sunday and that is where Pollard and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk will be key to a Springbok…

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RWC2019 statistics top South Africa for Points and Tries scored

South Africa is topping two of the five team statistics for RWC2019 followed closely by New Zealand.  Points Scored: South Africa leads points scored by 211 to New Zealand 203. England scored 159 and Wales trails at 156 points scored so far.     Tries Scored: South Africa has scored 30 tries, the most tries by a team.  Once again, followed by New Zealand with 29 tries. England has scored 21 tries and Wales at 19.     Conversions: On conversions, New Zealand lead with 22 followed by South Africa at…

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Eddie Jones says England was ‘spied on’ during Rugby World Cup training session

Who filmed the England Rugby team during a training session ahead of the semi-final match against New Zealand?   Jones said someone filmed the team from an adjacent apartment block overlooking their training ground in Tokyo.   It might have been a Japanese fan, I don’t care”.   Jones said he had spied on rival teams before, but not since 2001.   You just don’t need to do it anymore. You can watch everyone’s training on YouTube” he said. Everyone knows what everyone does – there are no surprises in…

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More Shocking Statistics: The Springboks have never beaten Wales under Referee Jerome Garces

Once again, the Springboks will have Frenchman Jerome Garces referee the semi-final against Wales in Yokohama, Japan.   Garces was the referee in the RWC2019 game between South Africa and New Zealand on 21 September – The All Blacks beat the Springboks 23 to 14.   With the statistics below, Springboks and Springbokfans could be a bit nervous for the big game on Sunday, 27 October at 11H00 SA Time. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.     Here are the Springbok / Garces statistics:-   Garces…

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JAPAN has RWC2019 Finals dream dashed by South Africa

The hosts of the RWC 2019 Japan have bowed out of the world cup after a defeat to South Africa of 26 – 3 today.   The Host Team, Japan, were undefeated in the run up to the quarter-finals and played with flair thoughout the tournament. The South African scrum-half Faf de Klerk, with defensive awareness, precise box-kicking and opportunism in attack took the Springboks one step closer to the final.   South Africa now meet Wales in the semi-final next week.     Popular now: Police deny that Etzebeth…

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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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