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Mixed emotions for Bok players after Portugal victory

There were mixed emotions for three Springbok players who were members of the matchday team that recorded an emphatic 64-21 victory against Portugal in the historic first Test between the nations in Bloemfontein on Saturday, which brought down curtain on the 2024 edition of the Castle Lager Incoming Series.

Match report

Ten-try Boks too strong for brave Portugal in Bloem

The Springboks completed the Castle Lager Incoming Series with a commanding 64-21 win over Portugal (half-time 29-7) at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday evening, scoring 10 tries in a match where rugby was the other big winner on a cold Free State night.


Erasmus left with selection posers after big Bok win

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus admitted his selection for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship would be “interesting” after seven debutants appeared in a commanding over Portugal in Bloemfontein on Saturday.


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.