Rassie could involve overseas-based Boks in his plans for next year’s World Cup

We could see a return of the likes of Bismarck du Plessis back in the Bok setup as Rassie prepares for next year’s World Cup.

A number of players plying their trade outside the country could find themselves back in the reckoning for the Boks if director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is to get his way.

According to Rapport, Erasmus has held talks with a number of overseas-based players in a bid to involve them in the setup going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Rugby Nuus – Groom wil vir Engeland in WB uitdraf

Nic Groom wil graag volgende jaar in die Wêreldbekertoernooi speel, maar wil dit glo eerder in ’n Engeland-rugbytrui doen.

Dié skrumskakel, wat voorheen vir die Stormers en Westelike Provinsie gespeel het, het hom in 2016 by die Northampton Saints aangesluit en kan in 2019 reeds kwalifiseer om vir Engeland te speel.

Die WB-toernooi word volgende jaar in Japan beslis.

Na verneem word, vergader verteenwoordigers van die Suid-Afrikaanse Rugbyunie (Saru) vandeesweek met Suid-Afrikaanse spelers in Engeland om hul belangstelling om die Springbokke in die 2019-skouspel te verteenwoordig, te peil.
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Twelve SA rugby players who turned up for other countries

Many professional rugby players will tell you, the Springboks are a hard side to break into. A few players who are undoubtedly good enough for international rugby have finished their careers without ever earning a cap for the national side.

Some like Irish international, CJ Stander have opted to face up to their compatriots instead by pledging their allegiances elsewhere. Many have even gone as far as earning cult status for their adopted countries.
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Rassie Erasmus to be ‘coach‚ but not called Bok coach’

In true South African rugby fashion‚ by gaining clarity on one issue‚ another became muddied in the wake of Allister Coetzee’s sacking as Springbok coach on Friday.

Coetzee and SA Rugby negotiated a settlement‚ the details of which remain private‚ to end Coetzee’s 22-month association with the team.
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Coetzee reveals his time is up in fiery letter sent to SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux

It’s now quite apparent that Allister Coetzee’s days as Springbok coach are numbered but, if he has anything to do with it, he is going down swinging.

Coetzee’s future has been a subject of much speculation following a rather unsatisfactory two seasons in charge of the national team with many expecting him to cop the sack after yet another disappointing year at the helm.
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Al die veld is vrolik met Blitse se 50-0-sege

Rosko Specman se driekuns aan drieë in die Blitsbokke se openingswedstryd van vanjaar se Wêreldreekstoernooi in Sydney, Australië, was die hoogtepunt van ’n oortuigende sege met 50-0 teen Papoea-Nieu-Guinee. Dit was ’n vertoning vol energie deur die Suid-Afrikaners wat dit duidelik gemaak het hulle het na die Australiese stad gekom om hul titel van 2017 […]
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Do you follow the Blitzboks here is the fixtures and the squad

Dylan Sage and Stedman Gans have also returned to the squad. Sage, who missed the last two tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town due to a back injury, comes in for the injured Chris Dry while Gans replaces Branco du Preez, who picked up a hamstring injury in training last week. ‘We made the call […]
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Springbok and Lions captain Warren Whiteley back in action in Japan

Springbok and Lions captain Warren Whiteley is slowly but surely regaining his fitness. A hip injury kept the No 8 sidelined for six months last year, with Eben Etzebeth taking over the Springbok captaincy in his absence. Whiteley’s last Test was the 37-15 win in the second Test over France in Durban last June. The […]
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SA Rugby to remain mum on Coetzee’s future until 2018

Those waiting on SA Rugby to announce the decision regarding embattled Springbok coach Allister Coetzee’s future will have to wait until next year before there is any word on that. In a media release on Friday, SA Rugby said that they would not be in a position to respond to questions on the matter until […]
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Jaco Peyper blaas fluitjie in Sesnasies-rugbyreeks

Jaco Peyper is een van drie Suid-Afrikaanse skeidsregters wat beamptes in aanstaande jaar se Sesnasies-rugbyreeks gaan wees. Peyper (37) was vanjaar vir ’n tweede keer agtereenvolgens in beheer van die Curriebeker-eindstryd toe die Haaie en die Westelike Provinsie in Oktober in Durban slaags was. Hy sal in die wedstryd tussen Engeland en Frankryk in Parys […]
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