Michael Mentz

It’s about the team, not my retirement, says Matfield

Victor Matfield says the team's timeout between now and their match against Wales is being used to focus on the team, and not his upcoming retirement.

Cake Tin’s winds worries Matfield

Even though the Boks played more matches at Westpac Stadium, it does not necessarily mean they would have an advantage, says Victor Matfield

Injury could force Bakkies to miss World Cup opener

Lock Bakkies Botha could miss the Springboks' opening match of the Rugby World Cup against Wales because of an Achilles injury.

Tough pool game will prepare us: Muller

Springbok lock Johann Muller says their three world cup pool matches may be the best possible preparation for the team ahead of the knockout stages.

Defending champions feeling the pressure, says Smit

Springbok skipper John Smit said on Thursday the defending champions were under more pressure ahead of this year's World Cup, compared to 2007.

Steyn remains calm as pressure increases

Rugby World Cup squad member Morne Steyn manages to stay calm ahead of the game, despite all the pressures of good goal kicking.

History is on our side: Botha

Former Springbok flyhalf Naas Botha says the history books show that Australia's victory in the Tri-Nations series should count in favour of SA.

Lions reign supreme over Sharks

The Lions retained their status as the Absa Currie Cup's pace-setting team by securing a 28-19 victory over the Sharks in Johannesburg.

Former Bok claims racism alive in SA

Former Springbok Brian Mujati has accused Heinke van der Merwe and Steven Sykes of making racist remarks towards him in a pre-season rugby match.

Aplon ready for World Cup challenge

Making the final group of 30 Springbok players for next month's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand has left Gio Aplon on cloud nine.

Bok absence may scupper Sharks

The Lions have beefed up their bench ahead of Saturday's top-of-the-table clash against the Sharks, who lack their usual all-Springbok front row.

No surprises in World Cup Bok squad

Coach Peter de Villiers has announced the 30-man squad for the World Cup but says although the team has experience, it's going to be a tough road.

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