Rising star, Henco van Wyk. Photo: Gallo Images.

Springboks road to glory: Top 5 rugby wishes for 2024

Explore the Springboks’ 2024 goals, from dominating Ireland to Currie Cup glory, in our latest insightful rugby piece.


Rising star, Henco van Wyk. Photo: Gallo Images.

2024 may not have a Rugby World Cup for the Springboks to aim for, but it’s still a crucial year for South African rugby. Here are the top five wishes for SA rugby this year:

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Springboks Gallop to Maintain World Top Spot

The Springboks are set to face Ireland in a series on home soil. The Irish team, having been the only one to defeat the Boks in the 2023 World Cup, poses a significant challenge.

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A victory over Ireland would be a morale boost for the much-awaited Rugby Championship showdown with New Zealand​​.

A Springbok Surprise or Three

Fresh talent is anticipated in the Springbok squad, with players like Henco van Wyk and Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu among the potential new faces.

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The inclusion of these players could bring a dynamic shift to the team, enhancing their strategies and on-field performance​​.

Local Franchise Success in European Competitions

The Bulls, Stormers, Sharks, and Lions are striving to make a mark in the Champions and Challenge Cup. Success in these tournaments is crucial for establishing Springbok teams as formidable competitors in European rugby​​.

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Currie Cup Glory Days Relived

There’s a collective hope for the Currie Cup to return to its days of intense competition with top players participating. This prestigious domestic tournament has a storied history and fans long to see it regain its former glory​​.

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Consistent Referee Calls

Rugby enthusiasts worldwide, including Springbok fans, wish for more consistency in refereeing. Better officiating would significantly enhance the game’s integrity and enjoyment, reducing controversies that often overshadow the sport’s beauty​​.

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In conclusion, 2024 holds significant promise for South African rugby, with aspirations ranging from international triumphs to domestic tournament revivals. With the Springboks’ renowned resilience, this could be a year of great achievements and memorable moments.