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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Catch Rugby World Cup Fever at Lomond Wines

Are you looking for the best place to watch the opening match of the Springboks?   On Saturday 21st of September 2019, South Africa are taking on the All Blacks in their first pool game which promises to be an epic encounter. And… if you are not at the stadium and looking for an awesome watch experience what can be better than the setting below?     Lomond Wines Estate will be setting up a big screen for the event and it promises to be the best atmosphere that you…

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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.   Eighteen of the team featured in the Rugby Championship-winning campaign but also included are five “newcomers” in the returning Siya Kolisi, Thomas du Toit and Wilco Louw (prop), Marco van Staden (loose forward) and potential debutant Scarra Ntubeni (hooker).   Kolisi has been named in the starting XV for a cameo role as he continues his…

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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. That means no involvement for the consistently assertive, confident flyhalf in Saturday’s non-Rugby Championship Test against Argentina at Loftus, the buoyant new title-holders’ last date before they head to Japan to prepare for RWC 2019”   The Springboks will have one more “warm-up” match for against Japan in…

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Massive boon for Fans and exposure opportunity for local businesses as Bit-Media and Springbokfans announce collaboration during a Rugby World Cup year

The BOKS are back! and it is World Cup year and now Bit-Media and Springbokfans have announced a collaboration that will provide interesting content for fans, more entertainment, loads of competition prizes and it  could give massive exposure to local businesses.   Bit-Media will provide an international platform for more exposure as well as access to additional content.    The Bit-Media website will report on all matches and provide live scoring on all the Springbok games…   To see the Live Scoreboard Page CLICK HERE   The Rugby World Cup…

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Kolisi will get game time at Loftus

.Rassie Erasmus confirmed that Springbok captain Siya Kolisi would be involved in Saturday’s Test although his involvement would be carefully managed.    He is a guy we desperately want to be involved on Saturday and we will involve him but it will be limited minutes. We won’t rush him –  we need to carefully manage his return,” said Erasmus.   The Springboks are holding an open training session at Loftus on Tuesday (15:50-17:10), followed by a meet and greet when the Boks will join the sales force with tickets to…

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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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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. While not quite in the realm of his disco lights of yore, the imagery provided by the drone adds another dimension to rugby, both literally and figuratively. The coach duly acts on what he sees, explaining to his players the use of space and angles and alignment.…

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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.That’s the view of 2007 World Cup-winning Springboks coach Jake White.   The Boks got a draw in Wellington, which is great, but Rassie’s planning wasn’t about the Rugby Championship, but the psychological gains they could achieve with a view to the World Cup,” White told Times LIVE. Rassie wanted to see if his ‘A’ team was good enough to match New Zealand in Wellington and the answer…

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