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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All Blacks throw down the gauntlet to the Springboks as they crush Australia 36-0

The All Blacks really laid down the challenge to South Africa as they dominated the Wallabies for 80 mins and came out winners 36-0.       New Zealand scored five tries to secure the victory overwhelming victory, just seven days after suffering a record loss to the Australians, saw the All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup for a 17th straight year.      The win sends a clear signal that the All Blacks should not be underestimated and it sets the stage for a fantastic World Cup pool clash…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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