OPENSIDE flank Marcell Coetzee will come up against his toughest adversary on tour, Sam Warburton, when the Springboks meet Wales tomorrow and the outcome of that battle could decide the contest.
THE audition for the Springbok flyhalf starting berth will continue this weekend when Pat Lambie makes his first start in the No10 jersey since last November when the Boks take on England at Twickenham on Saturday.
WESTERN Province will look to game-breakers such as fullback Cheslin Kolbe and wing Seabelo Senatla to win their second Currie Cup title in three years when they face the Golden Lions at Newlands today.
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.