Highlights Castle Lager Springbok Showdown

Springboks

Feature

A fertile breeding ground for international players

One of the significant features to come out of the Springboks’ Castle Lager Outgoing Tour this month – and the November international series in general – was how it underlined the role played by the Vodacom United Rugby Championship in breeding players for successful roles in their national teams.

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Boks reflect on positives from year-end tour

Springbok flyhalf Damian Willemse and utility forward Franco Smith reflected on the positives from their Castle Lager Outgoing Tour as the Boks wrapped up their campaign with a strong 27-13 victory against England at Twickenham on Saturday, which saw them head back to South Africa with two impressive victories and two marginal defeats.

Match report

Brilliant Boks outclass England at Twickenham

Fourteen-man South Africa produced a commanding performance at Twickenham to end the Castle Lager Outgoing tour on a high note with a 27-13 (halftime 14-3) victory over an outclassed England on Saturday.

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Nienaber, Kolisi praise Boks for special win

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber and captain Siya Kolisi praised the team for their brave effort to earn their first win over England at Twickenham since 2014, and their first personal victories in London as they registered a rewarding 27-13 victory on Saturday.