THERE are two ways to look at the Springboks’ battle readiness for today’s Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.
JUST why the all-conquering All Blacks have a vice-like grip over their opponents was laid bare by coach Steve Hansen yesterday.
THE Rugby Championship is no longer on the line so the Springboks’ clash with the All Blacks at Ellis Park on Saturday will simply be about the best two teams in the world clashing for good old-fashioned glory.
THE Baby Boks should brace themselves for a hefty challenge when they take on Samoa on Tuesday at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand.
IN A ferocious clash full of big hits and powerful play the Kempston Old Selbornians suffered their first defeat of the Cell C Community Cup as they went down 38-16 to defending Champions Gap Management Despatch.
Potgieter kicks 20 points in first victory. JACQUES-LOUIS Potgieter kicked 20 points as the Bulls shrugged off a dismal start to the Super 15 season by defeating fellow South Africans the Lions 25-17 on Saturday.
LAST year I wrote that sat I next to former Pirates Rugby Club forward Anton Cloete whose son Chris turned out for SA Schools some years ago.
French crew absorbs SA rugby culture. FORMER Selborne College pupil and current French rugby star Rory Kockott is in East London for a few days, along with a French film crew to film a documentary on the player’s life.