Former Springbok captain John Smit reflects on the memorable first Test against the British & Irish Lions in Durban twelve years ago and changing position to accommodate the in-form Bismarck du Plessis at hooker.
Look back at this memorable footrace between British & Irish Lions centre Brian O’Driscoll and Sharks wing Lwazi Mvovo during their clash in Durban twelve years ago.
Legendary former Springbok captain John Smit has come to the defence of under-fire British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones, whom he believes embodies the spirit of rugby more than any other player.
Springbok greats Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger catch up with former teammates Fourie du Preez and Pierre Spies to reminisce about their 2009 series victory over the British & Irish Lions, and select their starting scrumhalf and No 8 for this year’s highly anticipated series.
Today marks 12 years since the Springboks beat the British & Irish Lions in a pulsating 2009 series opener. Look back at every scrum from that memorable encounter in Durban.
Springbok greats Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger catch up with former teammates to reminisce about their 2009 series victory over the British & Irish Lions, and select their starting XV for this year’s highly anticipated series.
In episode three of the ‘Spirit of Rugby’ podcast, several former British & Irish Lions talk about why the 2009 tour of South Africa was the most physical they’d been involved in.
Former British & Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw reflects on his two Lions tours to South Africa, which came some 12 years apart.