Springboks

Snyman offered Bok contract

Jake White will bring back Andre Snyman to boost his backline resources ahead of the 2007 World Cup. White has offered Snyman a contract.

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Jaco ready to storm Super 14

Jaco van der Westhuyzen will play in the Vodacom Super 14 as soon as he gets a medical clearance, Springbok coach Jake White confirmed.

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Rustenburg to keep test

The All Blacks will play the Springboks in Rustenburg, as originally decided by the Presidents’ Council. And the investigation into former SA Rugby Union president Brian van Rooyen will also proceed.

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Prinsloo not ruffled by Hoskins threat

Rumours that the appointment of Oregan Hoskins as Saru President will lead to a widespread clean out at SA Rugby have been rubbished by CEO Johan Prinsloo.

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Why White fears a new president

Springbok coach Jake White, accused of backing an extension of Brian van Rooyen’s tenure as SARU president, is wary of Andre Markgraaff’s return should Oregan Hoskins unseat Van Rooyen.

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Hoskins sticks to transparency guns

Oregan Hoskins believes his public apology to Rian Oberholzer reinforces his claims that integrity and honesty will underline his leadership of Saru, should he win the vote on Friday.

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Boks take on the world

The Springboks will play three successive matches at Twickenham this year, twice against England and once against a World XV. The last test will have official status.

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Poms paste Boks and Fiji

England crushed the Sevens Boks 40-nil in the semi-final and then were equally as harsh in dealing with Fiji in the final of the IRB World Series in Los Angeles.

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Rustenburg keeps its Test

King’s Park and Free State Stadium will not host a Vodacom Tri-Nations Tests this year, much to the disgust of the Natal and Free State Rugby Unions.

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Shape up, or ship out

Springboks who do not meet the team’s fitness requirements this season will find themselves out of the national side.

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