Zak Burger and the Kriel brothers scored tries as the Bulls claimed a bonus-point victory over the Lions in Pretoria on Sunday.
The Blitzboks are ready to take on all comers in the Tokyo Stadium in the next three days, as the South Africans face Ireland, Kenya and USA in Pool C of the Rugby Sevens tournament at the Olympic Games.
Ox Nche says the decision to replace the Springboks’ starting front-row at half-time was not pre-planned and that he was ready to play the full first Test against the British & Irish Lions if needed.
The Sharks have confirmed the signing of Griquas wing Eduan Keyter as one of three new players to join the team ahead of the inaugural Ultimate Rugby Championship season.
Faf de Klerk said the Springboks will be coming back fired up in next weekend’s second Test against the British & Irish Lions after a disappointing loss in the first Test on Saturday.
The British & Irish Lions scored 19 second-half points to secure a come-from-behind 22-17 victory in the first Test match over the Springboks in Cape Town on Saturday.
The British & Irish Lions have been forced into one change to their starting lineup for the first Test against the Springboks in Cape Town on Saturday.
Wandisile Simelane has returned from Springbok duty to start for the Lions in a new role in their Currie Cup clash with the Bulls on Sunday.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and assistant coach Mzwandile Stick have both honoured late Xhosa commentator Kaunda Ntunja, who passed away this week in 2020.
Winning a series against the Lions will be a bigger achievement for the Springboks than their 2019 World Cup triumph, says former Springbok coach Nick Mallett.