World Cup

Bongi Mbonambi and Damian Willemse. Photo: SA Rugby website

World Cup prep for Boks’: Musical chairs as coaches shuffle deck

Springboks gear up for the World Cup with new squad changes. Stay updated on their thrilling journey to rugby glory!

World Cup

Bongi Mbonambi and Damian Willemse. Photo: SA Rugby website

World Cup countdown: Boks game plan

As we gear up for the Rugby World Cup (RWC), our beloved Springboks are shuffling the deck with new combinations. Bongi Mbonambi, the experienced hooker, is set to lead the team as the new captain in the warm-up match against Argentina. This game is a crucial step in the Springboks’ World Cup prep, with all eyes on France.

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Old faces, new roles

The front-row will see Trevor Nyakane and Thomas du Toit back in action, a lekker chance for them to show their mettle in the green and gold.

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Former Irish international Jean Kleyn also steps up for his second Test cap. The Boks are not here to play games, with the RWC just a stone’s throw away.

On their toes for the World Cup

Cobus Reinach, Andre Esterhuizen, and Canan Moodie are back in the mix. They’ve been roped in after missing the last two Rugby Championship games.

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Kurt-Lee Arendse is fit to play after suffering a finger injury. Now, that’s some good news, hey?

Coach’s corner

Nienaber, the Springbok coach, is amped about the revised team. He’s keen to give the lads a fair chance to strut their stuff before finalising the World Cup squad.

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Tackling the future

After Argentina, it’s Wales on the cards, and then a nail-biter against New Zealand. The Springboks’ RWC prep is in full swing – hold onto your vuvuzelas, folks!

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With the World Cup on the horizon and Bongi Mbonambi leading the charge, our Bokke are ready to take on any challenge that stands in their way.