Team shuffled for last league match

11 Oct 18 11:49 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 87 Comments

Rob Du Preez Sr has made some interesting changes for the Saturday’s game in Kimberley – Rob Jr will run out at inside centre next to Bosch at flyhalf with Fassi at fullback. The Sharks also welcome back JLDP on the bench.

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The future looks rosy in Japan

8 Oct 18 14:34 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 47 Comments

Hi, Bok fans

I would like to start by saying I am proud of the Boks. It has been many a long year since I have felt this way about them. [...]



Flouw at 8 against the All Blacks

4 Oct 18 13:40 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 115 Comments

Andre Esterhuyzen drops out of the match day squad to make place for De Allende. Francois Louw comes in at 8 with Notshe moving down on the bench. Beast and Kitshoff swap places.

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Bok team to face Ozzies

27 Sep 18 15:17 by Jan Dyman (JD) | 72 Comments

Will this Bok team be able to live up to the hype after beating the All Blacks in an epic clash two weeks ago in Wellington, New Zealand?

Only time will tell and that time will be Saturday at 17h00 when they play the Wallabies in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth in the penultimate round of this year’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship.

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Sharks team to face WP

27 Sep 18 14:51 by Jan Dyman (JD) | 172 Comments

OK so the Sharks team to face WP at Newlands Stadium  this weekend was announced.

With both teams being unbeaten it should be a hard and close match and should determine who will finish on top of the overall standings.

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Thomas and Akker dropped from the Bok squad

24 Sep 18 12:47 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 24 Comments

Vincent Koch has been called up to the squad in place of Thomas du Toit. Rassie still prefers 37 year old Schalk Britz over Akker.

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No Willie for the home Tests

20 Sep 18 16:09 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 8 Comments

Willie le Roux and Francois Louw have returned to England and will not feature in the two home games for the Boks. Damian De Allende, Lukhanyo Am and Makazole Mapimpi have also been ruled out due to injury.

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Coenie back in action

20 Sep 18 12:21 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 66 Comments

Coenie Oosthuizen and Sbu Nkosi will make a welcome return to the bench against the Lions. Rob has also gone for new signing Ruben van Heerden on the bench as lock cover. Thomas du Toit will start in the 3 jersey while Meyer drops out of the squad altogether.

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Thomas available against the Lions

18 Sep 18 15:38 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 35 Comments

Thomas du Toit will be available for selection against the Lions this weekend. Andre Esterhuyzen has however not been released – most likely due to De Allende’s crying off injured against the All Blacks.

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Boks team to face a challenge of Everest proportions

13 Sep 18 08:26 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 185 Comments

Rassie has moved Kriel to wing in place of the injured Mapimpi. Am takes his place at 13. An out of sorts Pollard replace Jantjies who at least can kick to goal. Marx takes over the hooker position from Mbonambi. It is clear Rassie does not trust Papier to play in the big games at this stage, and rather than wasting a bench spot has at least brought in the experience of Cronje.

The Boks will be facing a full strength AB team. [...]



Jantjies kicks Pollard down to the bench

6 Sep 18 07:39 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 177 Comments

Jantjies gets another chance in the 10 jersey along the re-united centre pair of de Allende and Kriel. Kolbe will most likely make his debut off the bench.

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Fassi starts at fullback against the Pumas

5 Sep 18 12:12 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 201 Comments

Bosch drops down to the bench and Akker will see some Currie Cup action from the bench. Stringer takes over the 6 jersey from Vosloo who drops to the bench.

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Kolbe in Bok squad for Australasia

31 Aug 18 13:39 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 25 Comments

Rassie has selected Cheslin Kolbe into the Bok squad for Australasia. He has also decided to have another look at the 37 year old Schalk Britz in place of Akker. Jesse Kriel has been favoured over Mapoe. Ross Cronje replaces Ivan van Zyl. Allende is back from injury and Notshe gets another chance.

Rumours of Thor being roped in seems to be unfounded.

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One injury enforced change for Bloemfontein

30 Aug 18 12:51 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 129 Comments

Rob Senior has selected the same starting team from last week, with the only change on the bench where Luke Stringer comes on for an injured (knee) Tera Mthembu.

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Using Sevens to upskill our players

28 Aug 18 14:02 by Chris Smith (ChrisS) | 9 Comments

I was reading an article recently about teenagers coming through the New Zealand 7’s programme and it made me think about the lack of skills in our players. [...]



Boks need to turn things around

28 Aug 18 08:08 by Chris Smith (ChrisS) | 22 Comments

After the upset in Argentina over the weekend, it’s clear to see that the Boks have to turn things around…and in a hurry! Our team lacks balance in the loose trio, our defence is suspect and the backs lack creativity. [...]



Interesting changes by Rassie for Mendoza

23 Aug 18 15:41 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 121 Comments

PSDT has moved to the bench with Mostert taking his place in the starting team. Louw comes onto the bench in place of Thomas the Tank, and Snyman replaces Orie.

I have a suspicion the the Boks will finish the game with 6. Louw, 7. PSDT and 8. Kolisi or 6. Kolisi, 7. PSDT and 8. Louw

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Sharks team for the Bulls (Updated)

23 Aug 18 15:33 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 78 Comments

Mvovo has been called up for the match against the Bulls. JLDP has not made the team sheet – I can only assume that he must be out injured. Johan Deysel is back in the squad, and Fassi has been rewarded with a call-up after a very good performance in last week’s friendly.

UPDATE: JLDP will undergo groin surgery and will be out for the entire Currie Cup. Hopefully he will be available for consideration for the end of year tour.

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Let’s get the vibe back

17 Aug 18 09:24 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 17 Comments

Well, another Super Rugby campaign has come and gone and we’ll close the chapter on that without further comment. [...]



Two uncapped players bench for the Boks in Durban

16 Aug 18 13:28 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 159 Comments

Damian Willemse and Marco van Staden will be on the bench against the Pumas. As has been expected Siya Kolisi shifts to 7 to accommodate Francois Louw at 6.

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