hesss@arena.africa (Stuart Hess), Author at Latest News

Etzebeth relies on the Springbok unit for support after his father’s death

Mzwandile Stick says Eben Etzebeth “maybe want to do it for his father” after the giant lock chose to play in the Saturday Test against the All Blacks days after his father Harry’s death. Etzibeth was understandably relieved of media duties ahead of Friday’s game, along with Springbok Stick assistant coach and teammate Bongi Mbonambi. … Read more

The All Blacks focused on suppressing the Boks’ overall strategy

Both teams understand the importance of making a statement on Saturday. Bock Scrumhalve, fave de Klerk commented, “If you can outperform them, you know you’re in a good position”. Foster named his 23-man squad on Thursday by making five changes from the squad that beat Argentina at Mendoza, with Richie Muonga returning in the No. … Read more

‘Unbelievable person and best rugby player’: Boks praises retired Steyn

In the victorious 2019 World Cup campaign, Stein made two appearances in pool matches against Namibia and Canada, and played crucial roles when off the bench in all three of their knockout matches, including the final against England. “I gave her everything I had and have no regrets,” Stein wrote. “I have so many people … Read more