World XV

One new cap for experienced Springboks

Springbok coach Heyneke Meye has named uncapped Cornal Hendricks in his starting line-up for this weekend's test against a World XV in Cape Town. Mostly, however, he has turned to the tried and tested, including reuniting Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, the most-capped pair of locks in test rugby history.

One new cap for experienced Springboks

Springbok coach Heyneke Meye has named uncapped Cornal Hendricks in his starting line-up for this weekend's test against a World XV in Cape Town. Mostly, however, he has turned to the tried and tested, including reuniting Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, the most-capped pair of locks in test rugby history.

Matfield named interim Springbok captain

Victor Matfield will captain the Springboks in this month's Castle Lager Incoming Series, which includes two tests against Wales, one against Scotland, and one against a World XV, in the absence of the injured Jean de Villiers.

Bok skipper out of action for eight weeks

A new Springbok captain will need to be appointed after Jean de Villiers was ruled out of next month's Castle Lager Incoming Series. The 95-test veteran will be out of action for eight weeks with a knee injury.

Springboks start gearing up for ‘very big year’

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will evaluate a squad of 36 players - veteran World Cup winners Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger among them - when the first national training camp of 2014 starts in Durban on 25 May. "This is a very big year for us," he said on Tuesday.

Springboks to face in-form World XV: Mallett

The Springboks will face an in-form team when they take on a World XV in Cape Town on 7 June, coach Nick Mallett warned on Tuesday. The 23-man World XV squad, comprising test stars from eight countries, boasts a total of 707 caps between them.

Springboks to face strong World XV

The Springboks will kick off their 2014 season against a World XV, to be coached by former Springbok coach Nick Mallett, at Newlands in Cape Town on 7 June, with the opposition set to be loaded with stars from both the southern and northern hemispheres.