World Cup

Frans shores up Bok midfield

Peter de Villiers has picked Frans Steyn at centre while Pat Lambie and Odwa Ndungane have been brought straight into the starting side.

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Battered Boks running out of time

JON CARDINELLI says the recent run of injuries has highlighted the arrogance of the assumption that the Springboks could just rock up at the World Cup and play themselves into form.

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Bakkies: No doubting my fitness

Bakkies Botha says there should be no concern about his readiness despite earlier reports that his Achilles injury was serious.

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Manu: Bonus points will be crucial

Fiji captain Deacon Manu says that attacking rugby and ultimately four-try bonus points will determine which teams progress from a competitive Pool D.

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Welly’s wanting for vibe

JON CARDINELLI says Wellington has failed to replicate the hype and excitement that characterised the build up to the tournament opener in Auckland.

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Bok mistakes will fan Fijian flame

Victor Matfield says the Springboks need to deliver a more accurate kicking performance and has also identified the breakdown and defence as game-shaping areas.

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