Cheslin Kolbe has gone from a left-field hunch to the Boks’ spirit animal, writes Simnikiwe Xabanisa.
Stand-in captain Schalk Brits believes that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is the most meticulous coach that he has played under.
Schalk Brits says it will be amazing to lead the Boks against Argentina, but has reiterated that ‘Siya Kolisi is still our captain’.
In 2013 Trevor Nyakane was sent home and dropped from the Springboks’ squad because of issues with his discipline. But in 2019 he will anchor South Africa’s scrum at the World Cup in Japan, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Rookie Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies finished as the top try-scorer in the 2019 Rugby Championship.
Handre Pollard’s record 31-point contribution for the Springboks in their 46-13 Rugby Championship win over Argentina earns him Player of the Week.
Swys de Bruin has stepped down from his position as the Springboks’ attack consultant a month before the World Cup.
There is still no clarity over the availability of Lions and Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus admits that a number of players are in a race against time to prove their fitness for the World Cup.
Utility back Cheslin Kolbe says he had fun covering as scrumhalf for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta on Saturday.