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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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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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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Springbok Fans Furious as Millions of South Africans face RWC blackout

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have confirmed that they will not broadcast any games from the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan.   The prestigious tournament is set to get underway on Friday when hosts Japan face Russia. The mouthwatering clash between the Springboks and the All Blacks takes place on Saturday.   The news was confirmed by SABC sportscaster, Thabiso Mosia in a tweet on Monday afternoon.    SABC has confirmed on @SAfmRadio that it will not broadcast any matches of the Rugby World Cup…

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All Springbok Tries at Rugby World Cup 2015

The Rugby World Cup starts this week and we cannot wait! This is the last video in our series of Springbok tries at the Rugby World Cup. this week we take a look back at 2015.   Not a great tournament for the Springboks (don’t mention Japan 🙂 ) but some good tries we scored.     Popular now: – How to tackle an All Black – Springbok Masterclass by Corne Krige and Japie Mulder   Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Boks call on French ref, Jerome Garces for equal treatment against All Blacks

The Springboks on Monday called on French referee Jerome Garces to treat them as equals during this weekend’s opening Pool B blockbuster clash with defending champions New Zealand.   Assistant South Africa coach Mzwandile Stick said that with the gap between the All Blacks and their potential rivals for the Webb Ellis Cup closing, match officials to be consistent in how they applied the laws to all teams. In the past, World Cup-winning All Blacks captain Richie McCaw – a wizard in the loose – was often accused of influencing…

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Duane loses 3 kg in “Hot and Humid” Springbok training session

The Springboks trained in hot and humid conditions in Tokyo over the weekend as they stepped up preparations for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup opener against the All Blacks.   No 8 Duane Vermeulen lost up to three kilogrammes in a “relatively light” training session, Aled Walters, the team’s head of athletic performance, told media on Sunday. It was an overcast day, but the temperatures still climbed towards 30°C as the Boks sweated through a gym session, much to the satisfaction of Walters.   I don’t really mind what conditions will…

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How to tackle an All Black – Springbok Masterclass by Corne Krige and Japie Mulder

Springbok defence is going to be of paramount importance when we face the All Blacks on September 21. Fortunately we can learn from the greats of the past. Here are two tackles that give a masterclass in tackling an All Black…   Corne Krige shows how it is done:       Japie Mulder tackle on Jonah Lomu Rugby World Cup 1995       Popular now: – Springbok Stories – The story of inspirational Springbok Captain, Siya Kolisi   Please leave your questions and comments below:      …

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