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Meyer defends choice for Springbok squad

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has defended his selection of several "30-somethings" in the squad to do duty during the Castle Lager Incoming Series.

Bakkies Botha returns from injury to play for Springboks

After a two-year absence, second row player Bakkies Botha has returned to play with the national team against Scotland.

Bereft, bedondered: Boks bid breker Bakkies Botha bye-bye

Boks don't cry, but there's no shortage of emotion in the Springbok camp following the news that injured lock Bakkies Botha will be returning home.

Bakkies to return for Bok game against Fiji

After fears that he may not feature in the Rugby World Cup, Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has made a miraculous recovery from an Achilles injury.

Double injury worries set Boks back

Bakkies Botha will almost certainly miss SA's rugby World Cup opener, with the Springboks further hurt by an injury concern over winger Bryan Habana.

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.

Bulls launch late-season charge for fourth title

There's no room for emotion in this game for giant Bulls and Springboks lock Bakkies Botha, even if it is a super rugby milestone.

Bulls will not be distracted

Bulls players are firmly focused on the task at hand: to beat the Sharks in their Super Rugby match.

Boks must dig deep, says Smit

Jon Smit said it is up to the Springboks to turn around their poor start to their Tri-Nations defence after their third straight defeat on the road.

De Villiers hints at anti-Bok conspiracy

Springboks coach Peter de Villiers has suggested his team have been victims of a conspiracy to assist the All Blacks ahead of next year's World Cup.

No butts, Bakkies needs a brainwash

Anger management classes are a 'good idea' for banned Springbok lock Bakkies Botha, says coach.

Botha banned for nine weeks

Bakkies Botha was on Sunday banned from rugby for nine weeks for headbutting All Blacks halfback Jimmy Cowan.

Double Tri-Nations boost for Springboks

South Africa have received a boost with Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw declared fit for their Tri-Nations opener against New Zealand on Saturday.

Bulls at full strength for Super 14 semifinal

The Bulls have named 14 former winners in the defending champion's starting lineup for Saturday's Super 14 semifinal against the Crusaders in Soweto.

Bakkies back for the Bulls

Bakkies Botha will make his first appearance this year when he runs out for the Bulls in Saturday's Super 14 match against the Sharks at Loftus.

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