Springboks

Smit rues slack second stanza

Captain John Smit was disappointed with a lacklustre second half display as the Boks sneaked a 20-15 win over Wales in Cardiff.

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Gatland slams Welsh players

Wales coach Warren Gatland castigated his players for their inability to beat the Springboks after dominating the closing stages of the Test.

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Pienaar shines at pivot

Ruan Pienaar passed his first examination as a Test flyhalf with flying colours. Keo.co.za rates the Springboks after the clash with Wales in Cardiff.

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History favours the Boks

The Welsh are talking up their chances of only their second victory over the Boks in 102 years, but history suggests South Africa should start their tour off with a win.

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Resisting the rush

Brendan Venter believes that tactical naivety against Wales’ rush defence system could result in a Springbok defeat.

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Rogers: Smit a liability

Former Wales prop Peter Rogers believes John Smit’s move to tighthead will be exposed by Gethin Jenkins.

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Rankings carrot for Boks

With the draw for the 2011 World Cup imminent, the Tests over the next four weekends will ensure extra incentive for teams to climb up the world rankings.

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