Jacques Nienaber has lamented the Boks’ inability to cope with the Lions’ kicking game in the second half, rather than bemoan any officiating inconsistencies after their narrow defeat in Saturday’s first Test. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and assistant coach Mzwandile Stick insist there will be no animosity towards South African-born British & Irish Lions wing Duhan van der Merwe on Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says the Springboks will do their talking between the “four lines” when they tackle the British & Irish Lions on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Rassie Erasmus will be able to continue his role as a water carrier for the Springboks, but World Rugby have reportedly briefed officials to monitor the role he performs.
Bok coach Jacques Nienaber has acknowledged there is very little that separates the three World Cup-winning scrumhalves in the national squad. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
The Griquas surged to a 41-31 win over the Lions on Wednesday in a match that ended with the hosts playing with just 13 men at Ellis Park.
Coach Warren Gatland says the British & Irish Lions are expecting an aerial bombardment from the Springboks, but reiterates they’ve had conversations about ensuring they don’t kick on to Cheslin Kolbe.
Duhan van der Merwe has been named ahead of Josh Adams for the first Test between the British & Irish Lions and Springboks in Cape Town on Saturday.
The decision to start prop Ox Nche against the British & Irish Lions is a standout feature of a Springbok forward unit packed with mobility, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Bok coach Jacques Nienaber says Kwagga Smith will bring different skills at eighthman, but believes it’s not actually all that dissimilar to what Duane Vermeulen offered in the role, writes CRAIG LEWIS.