Springboks

Carstens is Smit’s insurance

Deon Carstens’s versatility saw him win the position of back-up tighthead in the Springbok squad, according to Peter de Villiers.

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Steyn’s a Bok

Morne Steyn’s outstanding Super 14 form has seen him realise his dream of becoming a Springbok.

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Gatland on the attack

Warren Gatland had a go at Marius Jonker’s handling of the scrum as well as Jake White’s analysis of Saturday’s tour opener.

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Brains trust the true threat

Ian McGeechan and his management team are a clear cut above their 2005 counterparts according to flyhalf Stephen Jones.

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Tourists blessed with BMT

Brian O’Driscoll believes the Bulls’ winning of the Super 14 title will not give the Springboks an overwhelming advantage in the Test series.

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Rose relegated to bench

Earl Rose will be used as a substitute in the Golden Lions team to face the British & Irish tourists on Wednesday.

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Bulls axis a must for Boks

Morne Steyn and Wynand Olivier have made a rock solid case for inclusion in the Springbok squad for the British & Irish series.

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Lions to show their brand

Rob Howley insists the Lions will attempt to continue with their expansive approach in the second tour match on Wednesday.

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