Springboks

Bulls: Steyn’s staying

The Bulls have dismissed talk of Morne Steyn being linked to French club Stade Francais, saying he’s contracted until the end of 2013.

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Bok game plan needs more balance

MARK KEOHANE, in his weekly Business Day newspaper column, says the Springboks have no attack and that has to be the focus next year if they are to take on a New Zealand side playing at a pace never seen before.

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More right than wrong with Boks

RYAN VREDE, in London, writes Heyneke Meyer emerged from his first season in charge with many issues still needing resolution but others comprehensively solved.

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Plenty for Meyer to ponder

JON CARDINELLI writes that while the Springboks made significant strides as a defensive unit in Europe, their attacking and kicking execution was well below standard.

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Halfback horror hampers Boks

JON CARDINELLI writes the poor execution of the kicking game as well as indecision with ball in hand contributed to another disappointing Springbok attacking performance.

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Lancaster dodges penalty questions

England coach Stuart Lancaster refused answer for the decision to go for a penalty instead of an attacking lineout when they were a point behind late in the Test against the Springboks.

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