World Cup

Butch’s Bok spot is booked

JON CARDINELLI writes that through his performances for the Lions Butch James has shown what he will bring to the Springboks.

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Kiwis refuse to budge on Fiji sanctions

While the IRB is confident that the strongest Fiji side will feature at the World Cup, New Zealand’s Prime Minister is adamant that bans on Fiji military members will not be lifted.

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Caucaunibuca snubs Fiji

Fiji wing Rupeni Caucaunibuca has decided that he will not play at the World Cup after rejecting a national call-up.

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PdV marks momentous wins

Peter de Villiers believes the recent victories for the Cheetahs and Stormers bode well for the Springboks in a World Cup context.

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Saru pins down Steyn

Frans Steyn will return to South Africa shortly and rest up ahead of the Test season according to Saru manager of national teams Andy Marinos.

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McCaw commits to NZ

Richie McCaw has signed a four-year contract extension with the Crusaders and NZRU.

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Mighty Mujati will lend Boks bite

JON CARDINELLI writes that Brian Mujati’s work-rate at the scrum and around the park make him a prime candidate for World Cup selection.

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