Malcolm Marx of the Springboks during the South Africa men's national rugby team training session at Loftus Versfeld B Field on July 25, 2023 in Pretoria, South Africa

Malcolm Marx not taking for granted second World Cup call

Malcolm Marx may be an obvious inclusion in the 33-man World Cup squad for France next month, but for the Springbok hooker, a call-up to the team is a privilege he does not take for granted.

Kurt-Lee Arendse

Bok newcomers counting their blessings after massive World Cup honour

Springbok newcomers Kurt-Lee Arendse and Grant Williams are both still pinching themselves as they try to come to terms with the fact that they are heading to the World Cup.


Relieved Siya Kolisi admits he feared the worst after injury

Now that he can rest easy knowing he will captain the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup in France, Siya Kolisi has admitted just how scared he was that his dream might be over.


Makazole Mapimpi feels for his 'brother' Lukhanyo Am after World Cup blow

Makazole Mapimpi admits that he and Lukhanyo Am were left emotional after they realised his injury was going to keep him out of the Springboks' 33-man World Cup squad.

Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi named in 2023 Rugby World Cup squad

How online comments bred self-doubt for Makazole Mapimpi

Springboks wing Makazole Mapimpi admits he had moments of self-doubt in the lead-up to the 2023 Rugby World Cup team announcement.

Siya Kolisi

Kolisi under no illusions as to the task ahead at RWC

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will revel in the immense pressure-cooker environment of a Rugby World Cup.