The Kriel thing: Jesse Kriel has made a big impact with the Boks. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kriel, 21, played full-back for the Bulls in this year’s Super Rugby tournament, but switched to outside centre to make his Test debut against Australia on 18 July, and grabbed…

A nation expects: The Springboks have touched down in the UK in a low-key fashion

SPRINGBOKS TURN TO VETERANS FOR RWC Coach Heyneke Meyer, as expected, has turned to a core of 2007 World Cup winners for the 2015 campaign. The squad boasted 1297 Test…

John Smit

John Smit played in three World Cups, winning 111 caps for South Africa and lifting the 2007 trophy after defeating England in the final in Paris. After two years in…

Springboks

SPRINGBOKS WINLESS FOR THE FIRST TIME Since the inception of the Tri-Nations in 1996, and then the expansion to the Rugby Championship in 2012, the Springboks have never gone through…