Re-live Springboks smash Italy at RWC 2019



Smith’s versatility a boon to the Boks

Springbok loose forward Kwagga Smith is not fussy about the number on his back with the Tests against Georgia and the Castle Lager Lions Series approaching, and says his only objective is to make a valuable contribution on the field.

Team news

Springboks considering their options at No 8

The Springboks have enough depth and options amongst the current training squad to fill Duane Vermeulen’s big boots at No 8 when they make their international return against Georgia next Friday, but the door is never closed for players from the outside to force their way into contention, as injuries are part and parcel of the game.


Marx expects physical Test from Georgia

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx was thrilled to be back in the Springbok squad and said the competition for places in the match-day squad was as good it gets.


Mostert: “Lions locks are world class”

Rugby World Cup-winning lock Franco Mostert predicted that the battle amongst the tall timber and the big men upfront would be critical as the Springboks prepare for a busy few weeks of top-class international action.

Team announcement

Gatland names Lions team to face Japan

British & Irish Lions head coach, Warren Gatland, has named his side to take on Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on Saturday - the first-ever clash between the Lions and the Brave Blossoms.