Alasdair Fraser: The All Blacks successfully defended their Rugby Championship title with a dominant display against their fiercest rivals to register their 50th victory over the Springboks and showed they deserve to be the world’s number one-ranked team in the world.
It was a match billed as the biggest clash of the year, and like two heavyweight boxers slugging it out in the ring, both teams were brutal in their execution of defence and attack.
PHILIP STOFBERG: The Springbok rugby team has completed the first leg of this year’s Rugby Championship tournament, winning both of their matches against Argentina.
The first match was played at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. South African supporters were ecstatic after this first meeting when the match ended with a 73-13 Bok victory.
PHILIP STOFBERG: Investigations into financial irregularities at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) rugby club could have far-reaching repercussions for rugby in South Africa.
Chris de Beer, former chairperson of the rugby club, was fired at the end of last year after he had allegedly transferred money from students’ accounts into a personal account for interest benefits.
Caro Malherbe: The Nelson Mandela Sports and Culture Day at the FBN stadium in Soweto saw both the Boks and Bafana Bafana play to victory.
The stadium was a alive with #humanspirit as a diversity of South Africans came to show their support for the two major national sports teams. Dressed in green and yellow, supporters came flooding in from all walks of life. The feeling was that no matter what the outcome, uniting together for a common purpose was a win for us all.
DAN LOMBARD: Tuks Varsity Cup and Blue Bulls fullback Jesse Kriel has been selected to the South Africa u/20 squad to replace injured wing Sergeal Peterson. Kriel joined the squad on 28 May.
Kriel said that he was “pretty blown away” by his call up to the squad. “I'm now focusing on what I can contribute towards the team and just enjoying myself in France,” he said.
Absa Boktown is back for the 2013 Springbok International season and SNG is giving away a set of double tickets and a hamper with a backpack, beanie and scarf for each of the Boktown events. We're also giving away Springbok jersey.
“I love rugby and I love the queers, it was the natural thing to do!” said Khan, who works for the Gay and Lesbian Archives (GALA).