Join Bryan Habana’s Springbok Army – Rugby World Cup

Bryan Habana joins Elma as they recruit fans for the Springbok army, we take a look at the Tokyo Stadium ahead of Japan vs Russia, Nigel Owens answers your questions and Squidge gives us the lowdown on Tonga.     Get involved, send your photos, memes, gifs and tweets using #RWC2019     Popular now: – Win R25 K  – Springbok Fan of the Year   Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Willie Le Roux could slot into Flyhalf when necessary

Willie le Roux is happy to perform at first receiver when required.   More than that, the Boks also have no specialist flyhalf cover on the bench so if Handre Pollard was to go down injured or find himself in the sin bin for 10 minutes for whatever reason, then coach Rassie Erasmus may instruct Le Roux to take over the flyhalf duties.  Frans Steyn is the other option, but he is starting on the bench.    “Everybody’s got their jobs to do,” Le Roux told media on Thursday. Sometimes…

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War of Words Erupt Between Springbok and All Black Coaches

As the tension are mounting for the upcoming clash between the Springboks and the All Blacks on Saturday, a war of words has erupted between Steve Hansen and Rassie Erasmus.   Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said that referees had so much respect for the All Blacks, the three-times world champions, that 50-50 decisions often fell in their favour. His message to the French whistleblower came just two days after his assistant coach Mzwandile Stick appealed for “equal treatment” from Garces, and three days ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Yokohama, the…

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Shocking Statistic: – The Springboks have only won 31% of their tests under Jerome Garces

It seems the officials could be a big factor on Saturday. According to a report by Sport24, Saturday’s match will be Garces’ 53rd Test – and the 14th he’s been in charge of the Springboks. In the 13 Tests to date, the Springboks have only won four. That’s a 31% win record for the Springboks when Garces takes the whistle.   Think that’s bad?   Try the Springboks’ current zero wins from five Tests against the All Blacks with Garces in charge.   Think THAT’S bad?   Garces was the…

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Rassie Insists that the Springboks are not distracted by Etzebeth assault allegations

From Sport24: – Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says his side has not been distracted by the alleged assault charge that has hovered over star lock Eben Etzebeth.   The 27-year-old Etzebeth has been at the centre of a controversy following an alleged altercation that took place outside of a popular Langebaan bar in the early hours of Sunday morning on August 25.    More here: – Police Deny that Etzebeth is Cleared [VIDEO of the Incident]   Etzebeth has denied any wrongdoing and will take his place in the Springbok…

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Greatest Springbok Tries on Tour – 1956 to 1985

Excitement is building to fever pitch as fans gear up for RWC 2019.   Here is something to get you in the mood… A couple of tries scored by the Springboks in tour games between 1956 and 1985.       Popular now: – Springbok Captain Joost van der Westhuizen lost his fight against Motor Neuron Disease but Internationally the fight against MND continues   Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Could heavy rain spoil the Springbok / All Black clash on Saturday? RWC 2019

Japanese weather site yr.no is as of Tuesday afternoon predicting a 60% chance of 9.1mm of rain before, and during, the Test which is scheduled for a 18:45 (11:45 SA time) kick-off on Saturday, September 21.   According to the Springboks they are well prepared as they have trained in hot and humid, wet and windy as well as dry conditions to date. Excitement for this clash is reaching fever pitch and we hope that heavy rain will not spoil the match.   Popular now: – Duane loses 3 kg…

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Duane Vermeulen gets his 50th cap as Springboks team for All Black clash is announced

The Springbok 23-man squad is unchanged from the one which beat Japan 41-7 in Saitama earlier this month. No 8 Duane Vermeulen will reach a milestone by playing his 50th Test on Saturday.   Saturday’s clash is scheduled for 11:45 (SA time).   15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx,…

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Wales RWC camp in shock as betting bombshell sends assistant coach packing

A bombshell hit the Wales camp as they prepared for their Rugby World Cup opener against Georgia with the news that assistant coach, Rob Howley was sent home amid allegations of betting infringements.    According to the Daily Mail, Howley had placed bets on a number of rugby matches, although they did not reveal whether they were linked to the World Cup or not.   Howley now faces a disciplinary hearing into the matter.   Reaction from Twitter:       The 48-year-old’s departure is a huge blow just six…

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Faf de Klerk all Passion and Heart and He Will not Have a Bad Hair Day Against the All Blacks

A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure – Springbok number 9, Faf de Klerk opens up about some of the tough times he experienced as a player and what it takes to put in hits on some of the bigger opponents.       After two weeks of training in high humidity and temperatures, the Springboks have been left ripped and ready, although De Klerk deflected the idea his blonde, surfer-dude locks were a distraction in those conditions.   I have thought about tying it…

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