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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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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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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SA take on Argintina on Saturday in Salta

Thirteen stats and facts ahead of Saturday’s Argentina v Springboks Rugby Championship clash in Salta. Kick-off is at 21:40 (SA time). Salta is situated in the northwest part of Argentina at the foothills of the Andes mountains, 1 152m above sea level. The Springboks have played two Tests at this stadium before: in 2014, Jean […]
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Kiwi centre Shaun Treeby starts for Stormers against the Hurricanes in Wellington

Shaun Treeby will make his first start for the DHL Stormers against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday. Having made his Stormers debut off the bench against his former team, the Highlanders, in Dunedin last week, Treeby will wear the No 12 jersey at Westpac Stadium, having traded places with Dan Kriel. The only other […]
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Bulls take on Sunwolves without 3 boks

The Bulls will take on the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday without Springboks Handré Pollard, Jesse Kriel and Lood de Jager. Pollard and Kriel have been rested as per SA Rugby’s player management policy, while De Jager is out with an injury. In the absence of Pollard, Tian Schoeman will receive his first start of […]
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