Springboks improved in 2017 after their worst season

By the end of 2017‚ when the Boks trudged out of Cardiff after another defeat‚ coach Allister Coetzee’s bosses were ruing their decision to keep him on

Coach Coetzee must go but not due all the blame

‘We cannot look at him in isolation,’ says World Cup winner Joel Stransky

French rugby dynamo Freddie Michalak to retire

The international fly-half, who made 77 appearances for France, also enjoyed successful stints at the Sharks

Former Bok coaching duo to link up at Munster

JP Ferreira worked with Johann van Graan when he was Springbok defence coach in 2016

Allister Coetzee a dead Bok coach walking

Unofficially, delay in a formal announcement is due to SA Rugby wanting to fulfil every legal and moral obligation as it looks to cut Coetzee loose

Australia bids for 2027 World Cup

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan while the 2023 event was controversially awarded to France recently

Blitzboks suffer a huge Dry blow

Sevens forward Chris Dry suffers ligament damage against Fiji

Stormers squad settled for Super Rugby season

Focus is on preparing the side for a serious run at winning Super Rugby

All Blacks at Loftus

SA will also host England in a three-Test series during June

Kiwis snatch title and glory from Blitzboks

In the final the Kiwis were far too slick for Argentina, scoring six tries to down the South Americans 38-14

Former Lions man wins England award

Ruan Ackermann will certainly be on England coach Eddie Jones’s radar as a possible national player by 2020

Coach sticks with winning Blitzboks

Neil Powell retains first-leg squad and only changes standby reserve for the Sevens Series

Blitzbok Seabelo Senatla shelves thoughts of 200 touchdowns

Barring injury, the try-scoring machine should break the 200 mark at this weekend’s Cape Town sevens

Blitzboks aim to raise the Mother City’s roof

South African team can expect huge support from the sold-out crowd of 110,000 over the two-day tournament

Etzebeth lashes out at Springbok critics

Stand-in captain, Eben Etzebeth, says the national team could have won all their games on tour of Europe

Captain Kolisi backs besieged Allister Coetzee

First black Springboks captain says Coetzee is ‘a great coach who bites the bullet‘

ANC Conference 2017

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