Springboks

The laugh’s on Lardy

The international imposter who screamed racism when the Stormers showed him the door has been kicked into touch by English club Gloucester.

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PE may lose Test

Another crisis looms in Eastern Cape rugby with the second Test against between the Springboks and Scotland in Port Elizabeth in jeopardy.

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Finding Bok numbers 16 to 30

Keo, in his News 24 column, writes that Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer is 100% correct when he says South African rugby is in trouble, but Springbok rugby is still healthy.

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Fiji fever hits Cape Town

Western Province Director of Rugby Nick Mallett is in Fiji on a shopping expedition, confident of luring talented Fijian players to Cape Town.

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Why Jake’s jolly

Jake White is not suicidal after round 10 of the Vodacom Super 14. And he does not share Graham Henry’s sentiments that the standard of the tournament has suffered because of the inclusion of two franchises.

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‘No guarantees’ warns Bok selector

The catalogue of underperforming Springboks in the Vodacom Super 14 should not think that selection for Jake White’s squad of 2006 will be automatic, chairman of selectors Peter Jooste has warned.

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Ashwin out again

Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse is in another race against time to be fit to make Jake White’s World Cup squad for France. He looks unlikely to play any more rugby in 2006.

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Willemse out for season?

Ashwin Willemse may miss the rest of the season after tearing ligaments in his knee in the 36-8 Vodacom Super 14 loss to the Sharks on Saturday.

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Experts slam coaching structure

Former Springbok flyhalves Naas Botha and Joel Stransky have slammed the coaching structure in South Africa for the string of pitiful results recently.

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Fun with Dick and Jake

Sharks coach Dick Muir said that he and Springbok coach Jake White had “kissed and made up” following the national coach’s recent trip to help the Cats that had angered the Sharks mentor.

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