Duane Vermeulen – the heart of the Springbok team.

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The Boks play the All Blacks tomorrow, and much of the talk centres around if Duane Vermeulen will be fit to play or not. Many are saying the only chance the Boks have of winning hinges solely on if he is fit for the encounter. To back this up, Heyneke Meyer is leaving it as late as possible to decide this. Here is why…

Duane has been such a standout performer for the Boks over the past two years, and we all really hope he runs on tomorrow. Big games need big time players like him.

Springboks vs All Blacks history quiz.

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Have you got the right answers?

Rugby’s biggest Test match, and this week’s biggest sporting drawcard – Springboks vs All Blacks.

Ellis Park is the place where this fixture matters most. The teams met there post-isolation, and it’s where the ’95 World Cup final took place.

Time now then for a little quiz themed around the history of these two proud rugby teams.

Bok team to drib the Aussies by 15 on Saturday.

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Bokke by the mountain again.

The Boks are back in the S of A for the final leg of the Rugby Championships. First assignment of which is the Aussies in Cape Town this weekend.

Francois Louw and Ruan Pienaar were major casualties from the narrow loss to the All Blacks in Wellington, so let’s see how the team shapes up before they give their Aussies what they deserve on game day.

The 2015 SupeRugby fixtures – whom doesn’t play whom?

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Bloated and about to explode.

As a Stormers fan, I usually greet the release of the SupeRugby fixtures with as much enthusiasm as a lactos intolerant person does a double thick chocolate milkshake.

Year upon year they get shafted with fixtures that strangle the resources, but next year, this isn’t the case!

Let’s have a look at what them and the other SA teams have in store for 2015.

The Rugby Championships – A stat catchup.

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It just doesn’t add up Victor!

We have gotten to the stage of the Rugby Championships where all the teams have played home and way, and we have a pretty good idea of who is offering what this year.

Sure, the All Blacks have pretty much sewn it up again, but let’s have a look at the team stats and see what we can find.

Changed up Bok team to beat the Wallabies by 8.

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Victor is back!

Heyneke has shaken things up for this week’s Test against Australia with many a change. He says he has intentions of moving his squad around during the campaign, but with the inclusion of Victor Matfield and Morne Steyn, it is clear they aren’t taking any chances this weekend.

So let’s get to the team sheet and scrutinise it accordingly.

Aussies taking Bok Test seriously by picking Foley and Phipps.

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G’day. Normal service to commence.

A few weeks too late, but finally the Aussies have picked their best possible team, and by that I mean they have a flyhalf and scrumhalf that can win them a Test match.

After a brilliant winning campaign for the Waratahs in SupeRugby, Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps come in for Kurtley Beale and Nic White who slip to the bench, and suddenly this Aussie team look very solid.