A look back on some of the more memorable moments as the world rugby showpiece winds down.
JOBURG – Do not think that the Rugby World Cup 2015 bronze final is unimportant.
Resist the blame game, self-flagellation or gnashing of teeth we are prone to after a Springbok defeat.
Crucial moments cost the Springboks as they conceded a 20 – 18 defeat to New Zealand.
Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis, despite having played New Zealand 13 times before, still rates Tests against the All Blacks as a dream of his childhood having come true.
JOBURG – So who will win the semi-finals South Africa or New Zealand?
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Wednesday named an unchanged starting XV to face New Zealand in the first Rugby World Cup semi-final, on Saturday at Twickenham in London.
By no stretch of the imagination will the Springboks earn any odds-on favourite rating with any sober bookmaker to win Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks.
In some ways, there is absolutely no pressure on the Springboks when they take on the mighty All Blacks in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham this Saturday.
The Springboks booked their place in the semi–finals of the Rugby World Cup after defeating a brave Wales team by 23–19 in a tantalisingly close encounter.
The Boks have some work to do if they are to progress in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.