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.   Speaking at an SA Rugby affiliated event in Pretoria on Thursday, Alexander said Erasmus has exceeded expectations regarding transformation.   Rassie knows what to do, it is not necessary for us to remind him of transformation,” Alexander said, as quoted by Netwerk24. He is mature enough to fulfil…

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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.     South Africa won 46-13, after leading 24-13 at half-time.   Flyhalf Handre Pollard scored 31 points as South Africa won the Rugby Championship for the first time.   The Springboks last won a competition in 2009 when they finished first in the Tri Nations, the forerunner of the Rugby Championship.   Man-of-the-match Pollard notched two…

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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 for a pre-World Cup holding camp in Kagoshima City.   Speaking from Auckland, where the team is currently based ahead of their trip to Buenos Aires, Erasmus said:  There are 36 to 38 players in our camp and in our plans at this stage. It’ll be tough for me personally because there are going to…

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