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Bok defensive wall cracking

The Springboks’ defensive statistics make for woeful reading from a South African perspective, says GRANT BALL.

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Foreign assets’ time to deliver

BJ Botha and CJ van der Linde have a chance to prove why they’ve been called up from overseas when they face Benn Robinson, says GRANT BALL.

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Div’s denial preventing progress

Peter de Villiers’ admission that he’s mystified why the Boks lost in Wellington is worrying ahead of the Brisbane Test, says GRANT BALL.

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Kanko restored to Bok side

Ryan Kankowski will start against Australia in Brisbane as Peter de Villiers has made four changes to the Bok side.

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Attacking ails show no plan

GRANT BALL writes that the Springbok backs’ failings and breakdown woes stem from an impotent attacking game.

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Grey PE slaughter DP

Grey ran out convincing 38-7 winners over Daniel Pienaar in a schools match in Uitenhage.

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Smit’s form spiralling

GRANT BALL says John Smit needs to improve drastically if he’s to be an asset in the build-up to the Boks’ World Cup defence.

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Rossouw cleared

Danie Rossouw has passed a fitness test and will start against the All Blacks on Saturday.

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Pietersen returns

JP Pietersen is back in the Sharks starting team for their match against the Bulls at Kings Park.

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