St James Park in Newcastle, home of the Magpies in the English Premier League (and also the second biggest stadium in the United Kingdom) plays host to the Springboks as they take on Scotland today. [...]
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Heyneke Meyer has made three changes to his starting team to take on Scotland in a vital Pool B clash at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday. Fourie du Preez will lead the side onto St James’ Park, after both Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield were ruled out with injuries. [...]
A good friend of mine (and I think you know who I’m talking about) likes to talk about team culture a lot – and in particular, refers often to a team having a “default play” or trusted go-to move or style that they know in their sleep and can always count on to get them out of a slump. Heyneke Meyer’s somewhat schizophrenic Springboks have lost their way quite comprehensively over the last 12 months and while it may not be an overly popular suggestion, I feel they need to go back to what has worked for them in the past – and do so quickly. [...]
You could hear a little bit of a Scottish feel to his accent. A player that fits into the phrase; “started from the bottom now I’m here!” [...]
Former Sharks age-group prop Allan Dell is one of three South African forwards to feature in Scotland’s preliminary World Cup squad. [...]
News from Durban is that neither Anton Bresler nor Beast Mtawarira was able to depart with the Cell C Sharks on their Super Rugby semi-final tour to the Antipodes. [...]
We head to PE for the last test of the June International series.
The Springboks will try to keep their unbeaten home record intact against Scotland when they face each other in the last Castle Lager Incoming Tour test at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. [...]
Bulls flyhalf Handre Pollard has leap-frogged Marnitz Boshoff and will start in the number 10 jersey for the Springboks, who take on Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. [...]
Stephan Lewies has been called up to join the Springbok squad for this weekend’s Test match against Scotland – and what’s more, the 22-year-old Sharks lock might find himself earning a cap which would have seemed almost impossible at the start of the season. [...]
Heyneke Meyer has made some changes to his squad ahead of Saturday’s test against Scotland in PE. The test falls outside of the IRB international window, meaning that clubs, rather than national unions, have first dibs on players. French and English clubs have exercised this right, meaning the loss of seven players. [...]
There’s a fair bit of “prop movement” for the Sharks today, with news filtering through ahead of any official announcements. [...]
The Boks head to Murrayfield today to take on Scotland. [...]
We are likely to see quite a few changes to the Springbok team to face Scotland this weekend. [...]
EPRU President, Cheeky Watson confirmed yesterday that EP Rugby player, Cornell du Preez has been released from his contract with immediate effect, to sign with Edinburgh Rugby in Scotland.