Springboks

D’Arcy to join tourists

Ireland centre Gordon D’Arcy has been called into the Lions’ squad as Ian McGeechan wants more depth in the backs.

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Jean: This is my World Cup

Jean de Villiers talks about a series that marks the pinnacle of his career, his rotten run with injuries, and why Brian O’Driscoll is one of the world’s best players.

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Scrums crucial in mental context

John Smit says the Springboks need to dominate up front if they’re going to pressure the Lions from a physical and psychological perspective.

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Mulling over the maul

Shaun Edwards has stressed how defending the drive off the lineout will be crucial to achieving success on the Lions tour.

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Kicking key to total rugby

Let’s hope Peter de Villiers is playing mind games with Ian McGeechan. Let’s hope his dismissal of the kicking game as ‘only one area’ is something of a bluff.

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