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 the 1.71m Kolbe should consider a move to scrumhalf if he wanted to play international rugby.   I was quite relieved that Cheslin Kolbe played so well at scrumhalf for the 10 minutes when Faf de…

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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 could lose their new-found status if they are defeated by England at Twickenham tomorrow in the first of their four warm-up matches ahead of the World Cup. However, the metrics that World Rugby use to calculate the rankings have seen the All Blacks slip…

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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.       What top-level domestic rugby players earn Western Province Rugby Union has the most generous budget to dish out amongst its 128 contracted players, across all competitions. Their annual wage bill is a towering R78 million, meaning the average annual wage for a professional player at WP is R609 375. Therefore, these…

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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. He was next called up when he was included in the Springbok squad that toured Ireland, Scotland and England during the 2012 end-of-year rugby union internationals. He came on as a substitute in the match against Scotland to earn his fourth cap.    He earned his fifth cap in their next match, replacing Adriaan Strauss as…

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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 Du Toit has since become a regular for the Springboks and was a part of the South African team for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Du Toit managed to come off the bench in the quarter final, where South Africa beat Wales, 23-19, at Twickenham…

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