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Rassie names new-look loose trio for England Test

Duane Vermeulen

Duane Vermeulen and Warren Whiteley both return to the Springbok starting team and together with Siya Kolisi (captain) they will form a new-look loose forward combination for Saturday’s Outgoing Tour Test against England at Twickenham. The much-anticipated Test will kick off the Springboks’ four-match tour of the United Kingdom and …

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Morgan starts in midfield against Boks

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named his team for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against the Springboks in London on Saturday. Tyler Morgan will start at outside centre in one of three changes to the starting line-up from the one which lost 15-6 to Australia last weekend. With Liam Williams …

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Du Preez is a rugby genius – Meyer

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has heaped praise on new captain Fourie du Preez as they prepare for a Rugby World Cup clash against Scotland on Saturday. The 33-year-old scrumhalf was on Wednesday named as the 56th Springbok captain, taking over from Jean de Villiers, who was forced out of the …

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Boks rise up to No 5 in rankings

Following their 46-6 Rugby World Cup win over Samoa at the weekend, the Springboks have moved up to No 5 on World Rugby’s official rankings. Heyneke Meyer’s men slipped to sixth last Monday after a shock loss to Japan, but an improved effort in Birmingham has seen them move up …

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Major changes to Springbok side

The Springboks have made eight changes to the starting line-up and included two new players on the bench to meet the challenge of a talented Samoan team in their second match of the Rugby World Cup at Villa Park in Birmingham on Saturday. Adriaan Strauss, who will win his 50th …

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Etzebeth scare for Boks

A calf strain suffered in training is not expected to rule Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth out of the team’s opening Rugby World Cup game. According to team doctor Craig Roberts, Etzebeth suffered the injury in training on Monday. “Eben felt some discomfort in his calf at the end of our …

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Boks up to No 4 in rankings

The Springboks have moved up one spot to No 4 in World Rugby’s official rankings. England’s 25-20 loss to France in Paris at the weekend has seen them fall to fifth, with South Africa moving past them. With one match to go before the start of the 2015 Rugby World …

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More injury worries for Boks

The Springboks are sweating over the availability of a few players who were injured in Saturday’s 27-20 Rugby Championship defeat to the All Blacks in Johannesburg. Props Jannie du Plessis and Vincent Koch and loose forwards Francois Louw and Warren Whiteley were forced off with injuries in a brutally physical …

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Kitshoff blow for Springboks

Loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff will have to wait a while longer to make his Springbok debut after suffering a knee injury in training. Kitshoff’s was not included in the Springbok team named to play the World XV on Saturday, with Bok team management confirming he will be out for approximately …

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Jean eyes stint in Japan

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has no plans to retire after this year’s Rugby World Cup. De Villiers suffered a horrific knee injury in the Springboks’ final Test against Wales in Cardiff late last year and underwent intensive rehabilitation to recover in time for this year’s World Cup. He appears …

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