NZ reaction: All Blacks take ‘physically fearless but mentally fragile’ Boks No.1 ranking. Is their dignity next?

South Africa lost their world No.1 ranking to the All Blacks on Saturday night – this week they could well lose their dignity. Australia’s convincing 30-17 win at Suncorp Stadium, along with the All Blacks defeat of Argentina by a suitable margin, saw New Zealand jump past the Springboks into top spot. Springboks coach Jacques […]

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Spanish replay awaits Blitzboks in Canada Sevens quarter-final

The Springbok Sevens team will play Spain in the Cup quarter-finals of the HSBC Canada Sevens in BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday evening after they topped Pool A with a clean sweep of results on day one of the tournament. …

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Boks to reset mentally with All Blacks looming

Handré Pollard admitted that while the Springboks were bitterly disappointed following their 30-17 defeat against the Australia on Saturday it was important to reset mentally as soon as possible as they prepare to face New Zealand next week. …

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SA View: ‘Robotic’ and ‘flaccid’ Springboks make Wallabies look like ‘world beaters’

The Springboks were panned by their nation’s media for their worst performance since 2017 against the resurgent Wallabies as unforced errors, missed tackles and ill-discipline scuppered the Boks in back-to-back losses to Dave Rennie’s men. The Springboks’ galling second loss in a week saw them hand back the Nelson Mandela Challenge trophy amid a cacophony […]

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