Preview, August 12, 2022

Springbok Women’s Sevens eager to learn in Chile
The Springbok Women’s Sevens team will grab the opportunity to play in the World Rugby Challenger Series tournament in Santiago, Chile - from Friday until Sunday - with both hands and use it as yet another great opportunity to develop and gain experience at international level, according to their coach Paul Delport.

News, August 11, 2022

Smith excited about special first Test in Joburg
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg on Saturday will be important for several reasons, but for Springbok replacement loose forward Kwagga Smith it will have extra significance as he returns to the stadium where he first made his mark in 15-a-side rugby, in what will be his first Test at Emirates Airline Park.

Team announcement, August 11, 2022

Tose, Jacobs and Mkhari to start for Springbok Women
Catha Jacobs will start at lock and Rights Mkhari at flanker when the Springbok Women take on Spain at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, while coach Stanley Raubenheimer also decided to hand Unam Tose a first start in the green and gold, at scrumhalf.

Team announcement, August 11, 2022

De Groot and Lomax to start for New Zealand
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has named his side for the second Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday, with uncapped tighthead prop Fletcher Newell included on the bench as front row cover, while props Ethan de Groot and Tyrel Lomax have been named in the run-on side.

Springbok Women's Sevens, August 11, 2022

Embracing the Chilean challenge
It just happens to be called the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series, but for Liske Lategan and her fellow Springbok Women's Sevens players, the “challenge” part of the name is also their motivation as they prepare to take on China, Kenya and Chile in Santiago's Estadio Santa Laura in their pool this weekend.

News, August 10, 2022

Dweba to start as Mbonambi ruled out as precaution
Springbok hooker Joseph Dweba will start Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park following the withdrawal of Bongi Mbonambi as a precautionary measure after taking a knock his knee at training on Tuesday afternoon.

Partner News, August 10, 2022

FNB join Springbok Women on ‘journey to greatness’
First National Bank, a partner of SA Rugby and the Springboks since 2017, has extended its sponsorship by becoming the principal partner of the Springbok Women’s team, with the bank’s logo appearing for the first time on the front of the team’s jerseys in their opening Test against Spain in Johannesburg on Saturday.

News, August 10, 2022

Boks ready for big spectacle at "The Park"
Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff and centre Damian de Allende said they were ready for another fantastic spectacle of international rugby against their archrivals at one of the most iconic rugby stadiums in the country, Emirates Airline Park, when they line up against New Zealand in their second Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Team announcement, August 09, 2022

Vermeulen back as Malherbe earns 50th Bok cap
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber made five changes to his starting lineup – two of which were injury enforced – for their second Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand in Johannesburg on Saturday, where Frans Malherbe (prop) will mark the significant career milestone of running out in his 50th Test for South Africa.

Reaction, August 09, 2022

Bok Women excited to express themselves in front of home crowd
There are a number of boxes to be ticked for the Springbok Women come Saturday at Emirates Airline Park and playing at this iconic stadium will be one of them, especially as it will be a first for most of the players.

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