Mitch backs Boks

Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell identifies where the Boks must improve to beat the All Blacks.

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The Bismarck’s back

Bismarck du Plessis’s presence is such he can be called THE Bismarck – and he’s back to torment the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

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Why Boks have to beat All Blacks

The expectation among the South African rugby public has to be of a Springboks win against the All Blacks at Ellis Park – and the Boks have to deliver on this expectation.

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Dumb moments hurt bright Boks

The Boks are more dumb at times than dirty – and they’re too intelligent a side to allow for the ill-discipline that cost two yellow cards against the Wallabies.

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Mighty McCaw wants a taste of Ellis Park

Richie McCaw has done everything in Test rugby – except an Ellis Park Test. He desperately wants to experience playing the Springboks at their spiritual home.

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Super Smith seals bonus point win

Ben Smith scored with the final act of the game to give the All Blacks a 33-15 bonus-point Rugby Championship win against Argentina in La Plata, Buenos Aires.

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How the Boks rated

Fourie du Preez was the best of the Springbok backs and Eben Etzebeth was the pick of the forwards in the 28-8 win against the Wallabies at Newlands.

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