All Blacks team named for RWC2019 opener against Boks
The All Blacks team to play South Africa in their opening Rugby World Cup Test on Saturday September 21 at International Stadium, Yokohama has been named.
Springboks unchanged for Rugby World Cup kick off
The Springboks will field an unchanged 23 for the first time since the last Rugby World Cup for their opening match of the 2019 version in Yokohama on Saturday.
Rassie Erasmus happy with Boks' consistency before NZ clash
Consistency in selection and a strong group of experienced leaders were two factors underlined by Rassie Erasmus when he named an unchanged match-23 to face New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup opener in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday.
Bok Women excited to take the field against Spain
Babalwa Latsha said the Springbok Women were ready to measure the progress they have made as a team since the 2021 Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in Gauteng in August as the clock winds down to Saturday’s Test against Spain at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch.
Springbok Women ready to switch to match mode
Springbok Women’s assistant coach Lungisa Kama said on Tuesday his team were ready to switch into match mode as their preparations intensify in the build-up to of Saturday’s Test against Spain at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch.
Wet weather for the Boks RWC opener against New Zealand?
With heavy rain forecast to sweep in over Tokyo on Saturday evening, the weather was a hot topic at Tuesday’s media conference, with local reporters keen to know if the Boks were prepared for an “Umbrella Test”.
Stats and facts: Boks vs All Blacks in Japan
Saturday's RWC opener between the Springboks and the All Blacks will be the fifth time these two giants of the Southern Hemisphere clash at the four-yearly global showpiece, with the score at 2-2 in their previous four encounters.
Video: For Bongi Mbonambi, it's all about trust
“It’s important for a hooker to have trust in his lock and for a lock to trust his hooker.” Bongi Mbonambi endured some criticism after the 2018 Currie Cup Final, but he responded in the best possible way when the Boks found themselves trailing 22-26 in Paris.
“Ready, set, go” - Boks raring for Saturday
The Springboks were all set for Saturday’s mammoth Rugby World Cup showdown with New Zealand: “We really couldn’t have prepared better,” said Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick in Tokyo on Monday.
Ndawonde: fighting fires, making tackles and scoring tries
Springbok Women’s vice-captain Zinhle Ndawonde has not only made a mark on the rugby field in the last few years with her strong personality and physical presence, she also makes a significant difference off the field as a firefighter.