Springboks

 
What it means to be a black Springbok
What it means to be a black Springbok
He was made to feel like an outsider as soon as he picked up a rugby ball for the first time. Thando Manana would go on to become the first black...
Lions test the waters for the Boks
Lions test the waters for the Boks
It may sound daft but the result of a game in Auckland may have more bearing on the immediate future of Springbok rugby than the third and final...
That roar is coming from the Boks
That roar is coming from the Boks
It would be tempting to list all the reasons why South Africa’s win in the first Test against France was irrelevant. The French excluded players...
Coetzee can only hope for a rebirth
Coetzee can only hope for a rebirth
The set-up of the international season means that every June in the southern hemisphere marks a rebirth. No Tests have been played in six months...
The new, mostly white Bok squad
The new, mostly white Bok squad
The first Springbok squad of the season was named on Tuesday and two things go without saying: it is vastly different from the one announced this...
World Cup draw a boon for the Boks
World Cup draw a boon for the Boks
South Africa have been drawn to meet New Zealand in pool play at the World Cup in Japan in 2019 and, believe it or not, the omens are good. What it...
Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen fights for his life
Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen fights for his life
Rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen, who is battling with motor neuron disease, is in a "critical condition" after he was rushed to hospital...
Embarrassed Coetzee to reach out to franchises for Bok help after All Black thumping
Embarrassed Coetzee to reach out to franchises for Bok help after All Black thumping
Embarrassed South Africa coach Allister Coetzee is to canvas the country's Super Rugby coaches later this month to determine a way forward for the...
Boks not black or talented enough
Boks not black or talented enough
One statistic should suffice to explain the mountain South Africa has to climb to beat New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday. The last time the...
The dollar now rules Bok selection
The dollar now rules Bok selection
The honeymoon is over for Allister Coetzee. The new Springbok coach received the full backing of the South African Rugby Union (Saru) until the...
Coetzee faces tough challenge as new Springbok rugby coach
Coetzee faces tough challenge as new Springbok rugby coach
Allister Coetzee’s appointment as Springbok coach on Tuesday exposed the worst-kept secret in South African sport. It would appear that the only...
Poisoned cup awaits new Bok coach
Poisoned cup awaits new Bok coach
If the South African Rugby Union (Saru) can make a decision at its executive meeting on Friday, we will have a new Springbok coach by Saturday. The...