LAST year I wrote that sat I next to former Pirates Rugby Club forward Anton Cloete whose son Chris turned out for SA Schools some years ago.
IT LOOKS as though the EP Kings might have “struck gold” in their bid to find a world class rugby coach to spearhead their expected entry into the “big-time” Currie Cup Premier Division this year.
SOUTH Africa captain Jean de Villiers hailed the current international outfit as one of the best in the country’s history after they ended 2013 with 10 wins out of 12.
THE Springboks’ power and precision set them apart in the first half before they kept a predictably brave Scotland well beyond arm’s length at Murrayfield in Edinburgh yesterday.
IN HIS quest to shore up his team’s defence and advance their kicking game, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer yesterday restored Jaque Fourie and Pat Lambie to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Wales.
IS selecting overseas-based players ruining the Springboks in the long run, is it simply the way of the future and if so, is there a creative way around the issue?
THE progress of the Springbok team’s evolution under coach Heyneke Meyer will come in for its sternest examination when they clash with the world champion All Blacks in the Rugby Championships decider at Ellis Park today.
SPRINGBOK coach Heyneke Meyer acknowledged winning the Rugby Championships in the decider against the All Blacks is a tall order, but then cheerily admits he believes in fairytales.