Springboks

Blair talks up Boks

Scotland captain Mike Blair believes the Springboks are a stronger team now than the one that claimed the World Cup.

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Scots’ bravado must stir Boks

Scotland can’t stop lamenting their performance against New Zealand, believing the scoreline didn’t reflect the closeness of the match. Now they fancy their chances against the world champions. Huh?

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Patching up Pierre

In 17 tests Pierre Spies has failed to convince that he has the aptitude to succeed consistently at the highest level. What’s eating the No 8?

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Scots summon ghosts of past

Scotland fullback Chris Paterson says their 21-6 victory over the Springboks at Murrayfield in 2002 gives his team a psychological boost coming into Saturday’s Test.

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Williams regrets Welsh defeat

Welsh flank Martyn Williams said he has never seen Warren GatlandĀ as angry as he was after yesterday’s defeat to the Springboks.

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Boks won’t take action

The Springbok management have decided not to lodge a formal complaint after Bakkies Botha was eye gouged in their victory over Wales.

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