Bok loosies fail to spark, but Rassie satisfied

Durban in the News:

Bok loosies fail to spark, but Rassie satisfied: Before Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, the Springbok loose trio had been a major talking point.

Boks: Durban gate all-time Rugby Championship low: SA Rugby’s bean counters had reason to be disturbed by the small crowd at the Springboks’ Durban Test: it was a Championship nadir, writes Rob Houwing.

Willemse: I never thought I’d be a Bok at 20: Damian Willemse had a tough introduction to Test rugby on Saturday, but he is off the mark in the green and gold.

Can ‘awesome’ All Blacks be stopped? Coaches weigh in: Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus and Argentina coach Mario Ledesma know how tough it will be to stop the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship this year.

Singer Elvis Blue’s call to Springboks answered: South African singer Elvis Blue’s calls to sing the South African national anthem were answered at Kings Park on Saturday.

Marco van Staden: From Varsity Cup to Boks in one crazy year: One of the great stories to emerge from Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash between the Springboks and Argentina in Durban was the Test debut of Marco van Staden.

Rassie: Misfiring Pollard will bounce back: Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus acknowledges that Handre Pollard’s goal kicking was below standard on Saturday.

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