Springboks (rugby)

 
Boks, All Blacks aim to quash Northern rebellion
Boks, All Blacks aim to quash Northern rebellion
Two years ago we witnessed a peculiar sense of pride flare up along equatorial lines. The four semifinal slots at the World Cup were occupied by...
Will Boks be lambs to the slaughter?
Will Boks be lambs to the slaughter?
If the Springboks were a football team, we would be entitled to wonder what all the fuss was about. This season their record reads: played eight,...
Off-colour Kiwis give Boks a gap
Off-colour Kiwis give Boks a gap
South Africa’s games against the All Blacks last year were merely a few of the collisions the Springboks endured during the trainwreck that was...
Cheetahs out to draw first Pro14 blood
Cheetahs out to draw first Pro14 blood
The moment of truth has arrived. On Friday night, the Cheetahs will play Ulster in Belfast in the opening match of the new Pro14 competition. A...
Goodbye, 2016. We really tried
Goodbye, 2016. We really tried
As an exhausting year finally winds to a close, it’s only human to grope around for meaning and comfort. In the spirit of salvaging some...
Blitzbokke keep the SA rugby flag flying
Blitzbokke keep the SA rugby flag flying
With the Springboks’ miserable season over, now is a good time to sit back and enjoy the feats achieved by the Blitzbokke. At the HSBC Word Sevens...
​Old-style Boks not up to the game
​Old-style Boks not up to the game
It is often said that you reap what you sow. This saying couldn’t find a more appropriate home than with the Springboks and their parent body,...
The Tao of the touchline
The Tao of the touchline
Who knows what Allister Coetzee has been telling the Boks in his team talks this week. But he could do worse than sing them the chorus of the John...
Loftus a leap too far for Wallabies
Loftus a leap too far for Wallabies
If the history books are a valid guide to the future, Australia cannot win in Pretoria on Saturday. In six goes they have yet to register victory at...
Bruised SA rugby looks for answers
Bruised SA rugby looks for answers
When South African Rugby Union (Saru) president Oregan Hoskins resigned last month, few could have predicted how rapidly things would go pear-shaped....
Because of backward thinking, have the Boks been beaten even before they have begun?
Because of backward thinking, have the Boks been beaten even before they have begun?
It didn’t take long for the new dawn to turn into one of those days best forgotten. Five Tests into his tenure, Allister Coetzee has slipped...
Bok coach Coetzee feels heat from all sides
Bok coach Coetzee feels heat from all sides
There will come a time in the course of the build-up to the next World Cup when Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will wonder how much worse things...

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