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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Wine Selected by 1995 World Cup Springbok Captain, Francois Pienaar now available

It seems our previous Springbok Captains are keeping themselves busy, while Naas is busy getting Indian Rugby into shape as national coach.   Marianne Wines announced earlier this week that Francois Pienaar Desirade 2015 is now available on the estate.       WINEMAKING The grape varietals were handpicked separately at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10°C to ensure the finest flavor and freshness. Subsequent processing, fermentation and maturation was carried out separately for each varietal.  Upon crushing, a temperature of 10°C was maintained and both skins and juice were…

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