Drawing on the diversity of talent available will change the team’s game and take it forward.
It is likely to be the last game for several Springboks – and maybe the coach too – so the the play-off against Argentina can’t be taken lightly.
Dr Naidoo put his notepad down. He’d heard enough. Johan had early-onset World Cup neurosis brought on by previous trauma.
The All Blacks have no real weaknesses so the only way to defeat them is not to let them have the ball.
A backline packed with talent, guile and speed must be used instead of the team’s normal desire to ‘keep it tight’.
Some interesting scenarios lie ahead but despite stuttering form the All Blacks remain favourites.
Boks' winger Bryan Habana laughed off comparisons to the Kiwi great, Jonah Lomu, despite matching his World Cup record of 15 tries.
Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's record of 15 World Cup tries with a hat-trick in an annihilation of the US to take SA to the quarter-finals.
Minister of selfies Fikile Mbalula pays tribute to some of his sporting and celebrity heroes. If only South Africans shared his passion.
The Mail & Guardian spoke to Jo'burg residents about transformation in the Springboks team, and what their emblem represents in the new South Africa.
The coach has made 10 changes to the squad for the crunch game against Samoa – but are they the right ones?
Too many opportunities to promote the Springbok symbol have been squandered.
Japanese rugby team coach Eddie Jones spent two years plotting how to bring the mighty Springboks to their knees.
Learning to enjoy the moment should be a big part of the Springboks' World Cup as they start their campaign against Japan.
How much store can you place on links in the Sprinkbok team that go back to rugby's founder?
Prop Jannie du Plessis reveals how he almost cut short his medical studies to save the family farm.
Transformation in rugby is urgent, said Judge Ntendeya Mavundla, and interested parties need to engage to "ventilate" the issue.
The unveiling of the World Cup squad has always come with surprises, so it's safe to say there will be rumblings this time too.
It calls for the coach to be ruthless, but he will largely get his way and might even increase the Boks' chances of success.