10:37 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, June 24, 2012
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Jean de Villiers could not hide their disappointment after being held to a 14-14 draw in the final Test in the Castle Incoming Tour against England. South Africa had already secured the series, 2-0, after victories at Mr Price Kings Park and Coca-Cola Park.
“The players know they haven’t played well,” said Meyer. “We have high standards and we want to win tes... read more
10:36 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, June 24, 2012
Hosts South Africa have finally ended New Zealand’s dominance of the IRB Junior World Championship after second half tries from scrum half Vian van der Watt and centre Jan Serfontein secured a 22-16 win to the delight of a sold-out Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Friday.
The two sides, who had each had a rocky route to the final with defeats in the pool stages, were separated by just a point after an intense first ha... read more
10:25 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, June 19, 2012
We were there yesterday watching the Boks practive at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth. Here are some pics of the practice. To see more click here to visit the Gallery.
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11:57 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 18, 2012
Three Springboks that picked up injuries in Saturday’s second Test against England in Johannesburg will be assessed in the coming days before a decision on their availability for the third and final match of the Castle Incoming Tour will be taken.
The Springboks clinched the series at Coca-Cola Park when they won the second Test by 36-27. They arrived in Port Elizabeth earlier on Sunday for the final Test at the Nelso... read more
11:56 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, June 18, 2012
The Springboks secured a series win over England when they won the second Test of the Castle Incoming Tour at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg by 36-27 on Saturday.
The Boks played very well in the first half and scored three of their four tries – by Willem Alberts, Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Hougaard – in the first 20 minutes.
England came back late in the first half, but injuries in the second half, to ... read more
12:19 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, June 14, 2012
Speedy England left wing Christian Wade crossed for his third try off an attacking scrum on the stroke of fulltime to take his team beyond the half-century mark and set the seal on a convincing 54-26 win over the SA Southern Barbarians at GWK Park in Kimberley on Wednesday afternoon.
The Barbarians were drawn from the southern Currie Cup First Division unions and weren’t expected to put up much of a fight, but until t... read more
12:15 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Springboks have won the last eight consecutive Tests against England. This is a new record for South Africa against England.
The last Test match at Coca-Cola Park was in 2009 when the Springboks lost the third Test against the British & Irish Lions in their biggest defeat at this venue (9-28).
This will be the 44th Test at this venue. South Africa’s record here is: P 43; W 30; L 11; D 2; Win% 70... read more
10:19 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron was full of praise for his team’s effort after their convincing 28-15 win over England in pool B of the IRB Junior World Championship 2012 in Cape Town on Tuesday.
The Junior Boks stormed back from a 0-3 deficit at the break to score four tries and get the bonus point needed to top the pool and qualify for the semifinals of the competition.
They will play Argentina at Cape Town&... read more