Faf de Klerk

 
Now to maintain the Bok empire
Now to maintain the Bok empire
A great empire is built upon the premise of a fierce leader and a strong army. What makes an empire timeless is the ability to maintain the...
Boks stuck in semi-final Catch-22
Boks stuck in semi-final Catch-22
Rarely has such a dominating win sown so much restlessness. The Springboks’ bruising takedown of Japan was unequivocal, yet a feeling of...
Boks braced for ‘slippery’ Wales in World Cup semifinal
Boks braced for ‘slippery’ Wales in World Cup semifinal
South Africa will need to be at their very best to overturn recent history against Wales in this weekend’s World Cup semifinal, scrum-half Faf de...
Can Italy haunt the Boks once more?
Can Italy haunt the Boks once more?
The Springboks have beaten Italy in 13 out of 14 encounters yet it’s the memory of the one they didn’t that still lingers.
The haka can’t scare Bokke gees
The haka can’t scare Bokke gees
No one can escape the feeling that a banal encounter between hosts Japan and rugby nobodies Russia doesn’t really feel like the true World Cup...
Transformation strays into touch
Transformation strays into touch
South African rugby is not meeting its transformation targets. If you had any doubts about that — and you really shouldn’t have — it...