Highlights Castle Lager Springbok Showdown



Moerat delighted to lead SA against Portugal

Salmaan Moerat was still in awe about being named Springbok captain and said while it was a massive privilege for him and his family, it was great to be able to lean on double Rugby World Cup captain Siya Kolisi – who is only a call away – and the more experienced players in the matchday squad that will line up against Portugal in the closing Test of the Castle Lager Incoming Series in Bloemfontein on Saturday.


Wessels thrilled to make Bok debut with family in support

Saturday will be a special day for Jan-Hendrik Wessels, who said he was thrilled about making his Springbok debut in Bloemfontein, where he went to school, when South Africa host Portugal in the closing game of the Castle Lager Incoming Series in front of a sell-out crowd at the Toyota Stadium.

Team announcement

Portugal name match-23 for historic Bloem Test

Portugal coach Simon Mannix has made a few changes to his team that beat Namibia in Windhoek last weekend for their highly-anticipated Test against the Springboks in Bloemfontein on Saturday, with Tomas Appleton named as captain of the visiting side.


Erasmus cuts Bok squad before Portugal Test

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus reduced his squad from 41 to 25 players for the Portugal Test after the expanded squad wrapped up their main preparations for the closing match of the Castle Lager Incoming Series.


RWC Trophy Blitz hits Bloem in historic Test week

Five members of the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup squad – including local heroes Ox Nche and Cobus Reinach – will take the Webb Ellis Cup on its fourth stop of the RWC Trophy Blitz, at Loch Logan Mall in Bloemfontein on Thursday.