South Africa coaches trying not to think too far ahead

Rugby Oct 7, 2019

South Africa coaches trying not to think too far ahead

by Rich Freeman

With so many permutations as to which teams from Pool A will reach the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup — made more complicated by the possible intervention of Typhoon Hagibis — South Africa's coaching team is not looking too far ahead. The Springboks should ...

Springboks call in 'bomb squad' against Canada

Rugby Oct 6, 2019

Springboks call in 'bomb squad' against Canada

The Springboks will give some of their "bomb squad" a chance to start against Canada at the Rugby World Cup on Tuesday. That means that some of "the 15" will have to fill in on the bomb squad. And the rest of the 15 ...

Springboks preparing for pivotal showdown with Italy

Rugby Oct 1, 2019

Springboks preparing for pivotal showdown with Italy

Rassie Erasmus expects the Springboks' battle with Italy at the Rugby World Cup to be fought and won on just one front — up front. The South Africa coach prepared accordingly by loading his eight-man bench with six forwards for the potentially decisive Pool B ...

South Africa overpowers Namibia in Pool B rout

Rugby Sep 28, 2019

South Africa overpowers Namibia in Pool B rout

South Africa's electric wing Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries as the Springboks eased to a nine-try 57-3 win over neighbor Namibia, but it was a far from polished performance in the Rugby World Cup Pool B clash on Saturday. Billed the "African Derby," there was ...