Folau’s fighting talk

Israel Folau says the Springboks physicality in Brisbane shocked and stunned the Wallabies – and said his team had to man up in Cape Town.

Read more

Currie Cup celebration

The Rugby Championship gets a week’s breather so this week the focus can be on the domestic challenge in the Currie Cup – and from what I’ve seen Western Province are in a class of their own.

Read more

Toulon tags another Saffa

Sharks hooker Craig Burden is off to Toulon after the French club giants failed to lure Springbok Bismarck du Plessis.

Read more

Du Preez will add dimension

Thank goodness Fourie du Preez will be back in the No 9 jersey. The Boks also need a fit Frans Steyn for the November overseas tour. And would you pick French-based Castres scrumhalf Rory Kockott?

Read more

Ref aside, the All Blacks were better

There was grace and calm in the reaction of the Springbok leadership to the defeat against the All Blacks. But there must also be honesty about many aspects of the performance.

Read more

Bissie’s red turns to green

It’s all systems go for the Springbok green machine Bismarck du Plessis. His red card has been removed from his Test playing CV – courtesy of the IRB.

Read more

Red card rage ruins Boks

Shocking officiating robbed the world of a spectacular Test match and the Springboks of a chance to beat the world champion All Blacks.

Read more

Ref Poite admits he got it wrong

Romain Poite has acknowledged officially he got it wrong to yellow card Bismarck du Plessis for the tackle on Dan Carter. And the IRB will sanction him.

Read more