Etzebeth Asks Fans: “Leave Our Loved Ones Alone!”
Springboks captain Eben Etzebeth has called on disappointed fans not to vent their anger towards the players’ loved ones.
Etzebeth was commenting in the wake of the Springboks’ 57-0 drubbing at the hands of the All Blacks in Albany last Saturday. Given the nature of the defeat, it would not be out of place to expect such discontentment.
It was the biggest defeat in the history of the Springbok rugby’s inception that dates back to 1891. (more…)
Springboks Defeat Was Their ‘Darkest Night Ever’
Springboks’ 57-0 drubbing to the All Blacks has been dubbed as one of the ‘darkest nights ever’.
SuperSport writer Brenden Nel has written that the shocking defeat at Albany was worse to take than the shock pool match loss to Japan at the last Rugby World Cup; and the 2011 quarterfinal loss to Australia. (more…)
South Africans Condemn Bolsover Performance
It will take a while before many South Africans recover from Saturday’s 57-0 thrashing of their home rugby team the Springboks by world champions New Zealand, well known as All Blacks, in the Rugby Championship.
To say the loss, the biggest in the history of the Springboks, stunned the rugby-mad South Africans would be an understatement. The record surpassed the margin of defeat, which had been set in their 57-15 loss to New Zealand in Durban last year. (more…)
South Africa Power The Pumas
In Rugby Championship opener of South Africa, the strong-armed team made their way and secures a win of four-try over the Argentina.
The ground for Springboks past the Pumas 37-15 Elizabeth with Raymond Rhule, Courtnall Skosan, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Siya Kolisi in Port all crosses the whitewash. (more…)
Ex-All Black Questions ‘Governance’ Of SA Rugby
Former New Zealand prop Craig Dowd doesn’t believe the proper mechanisms are in place for the Springboks to compete with the All Blacks on a recurring basis.
Dowd observed after his former team annihilated the Springboks 57-0 in Albany last weekend. It was the Springboks’ biggest ever defeat since they started playing international rugby way back in 1891. (more…)