World Cup

JP needs a jolt

RYAN VREDE writes the apathy extended to the mediocre JP Pietersen needs to end.

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Opportunity knocks for De Jongh

JON CARDINELLI writes that Juan de Jongh can force his way into the match 22 reckoning with strong displays against Fiji and Namibia.

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Boks must lift lineout standards

Bismarck du Plessis admits that the game plan depends on a strong lineout and that the Boks cannot expect to win the tournament unless they lift their flagging standards.

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AB’s invest in experience

Sonny Bill Williams will play an impact role in the big games and the only selection decision remaining for All Black coach Graham Henry is who plays fullback.

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Internet blues for Bok supporters

The Dominion Post reported the most hilarious story of the World Cup so far – although the South African couple concerned wasn’t initially laughing.

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Back Bismarck, axe Morne

MARK KEOHANE, in his weekly Business Day column, says the Springboks have to change who starts and how they play if they want to defend their World Cup title.

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Jean, Vic to miss Fiji clash

Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield will be sidelined for 10 days following injuries sustained in Sunday’s Test against Wales.

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Frans finds form at last

JON CARDINELLI says Frans Steyn struck an imposing figure at fullback in Sunday’s win in Wellington and will be a key man for the Springboks in the crunch games.

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