Springboks

Boks send Beast home

Springbok prop Beast Mtawarira has been sent home because of his heart condition.

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Boks still in search of balance

RYAN VREDE, in Edinburgh, writes the Springboks continue to exhibit the foundation for success with excellent defence, but are no further to curing their attacking deficiencies.

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Meyer must avoid mass changes

JON CARDINELLI says Heyneke Meyer must approach the next Test in Edinburgh as an opportunity to build momentum rather than a chance to experiment with new combinations.

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Meyer: We avoided massive setback

Heyneke Meyer admitted the Springboks would have been ‘three steps backwards’ had they lost against Ireland but stressed the importance of victory in the education of his team.

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Boks banal then brilliant

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, watched the Springboks deliver one of the great turnarounds in their history to beat Ireland 16-12.

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Boks prosper when sticking to strengths

JON CARDINELLI writes a marked improvement at the gain line and in their kicking game allowed the Springboks to bounce back in the second half and ultimately steal another win in Dublin.

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Boks suffer Beast blow

Beast Mtawarira has been forced to withdraw from the Springboks’ Test against Ireland because of heart palpitations.

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