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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“Get Yourself Vaccinated Against Deadly Brain Virus”, Charity Warns Rugby Fans Visiting Japan for RWC 2019

A charity organisation has warned rugby fans about a potentially deadly viral brain infection known as Japanese encephalitis.   People making the trip for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan should consider getting vaccinated against it, if they plan on visiting rural parts of the country, it said.   Over 600,000 international fans are expected to visit Japan, and with just over a month to go until the tournament kicks off, campaigners are trying to raise awareness of the disease which is spread through mosquito bites.   Japanese encephalitis…

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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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The All Blacks can thank their lucky stars they saw so little of Danie Gerber – Greatest Springbok Centres

In the words of one of our fans: “The All Blacks can thank their lucky stars they saw so little of Danie.”   There has been some fantastic centres who have put on the Springbok jersey over the years. Here is the list of top ten Springbok inside and outside centres as voted by the Real Rugby fans!   Enjoy highlights of greats such as John Gainsford, Jean De Villiers, Jaque Fourie, Mannetjies Roux and Danie Gerber.       Danie Gerber is a former South African rugby union player,…

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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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CJ Stander and his wife welcomes baby girl

CJ Stander, and his wife Jean-Marie have welcomed their first child. Jean-Marie, who is the sister of South African swimming great Ryk Neethling, gave birth to a baby girl on Friday.   Posting a black and white photo on twitter, CJ wrote: “We can only dream where these tiny feet will go in her lifetime. Our only hope is that they never forget the way home.”       CJ Stander has made a big impression in Ireland after being told he wasn’t big enough to play for South Africa.…

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