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# south-africa-2 - Sunday 31 December, 2017

What was your favourite Irish sporting moment from 2017? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

What was your favourite Irish sporting moment from 2017?

From Galway’s first All-Ireland SHC win in 29 years to the Irish women’s soccer team’s hard-fought draw with the Netherlands, it’s been a year to remember.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Wales survive Springboks comeback as Parkes stars on debut

Warren Gatland’s side nearly squandered an 11-point half-time lead, but held firm to end Autumn with two wins.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 25 November, 2017

South Africa gain revenge on Italy after last year's historic defeat

Man of the match Handre Pollard converted four tries and replacement Elton Jantjies added the fifth conversion.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Springboks bounce back from Ireland defeat to beat France

The Springboks earned a sixth straight win over the French, ending a run of five defeats in a row in November Tests.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Stander rediscovers his best form to produce especially sweet performance Cj

Stander rediscovers his best form to produce especially sweet performance

“He’s been a bit quiet so far this season, but he really ramped up his energy.”

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Coetzee: 'We let ourselves down, we let our support back home down'

The South Africa head coach was unable to explain his side’s miserable performance at the Aviva Stadium as they slumped to a 38-3 defeat.

New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points

A thoroughly dominant victory leaves huge grounds for optimism heading into the season ahead.

How we rated Ireland in their four-try victory over South Africa

Sexton, Conway and Furlong all stood out as Schmidt’s men got up-and-running.

Ronan O'Gara confirms 'communication has started' over potential Super Rugby switch Ronan O'Gara This post contains videos

Ronan O'Gara confirms 'communication has started' over potential Super Rugby switch

The offer is understood to be a two-year deal to work as Scott Robertson’s assistant.

As it happened: Ireland v South Africa, Autumn internationals

We had minute-by-minute coverage as Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November series with a big win against the Boks.

# south-africa-2 - Friday 10 November, 2017

'No one has walked into an Irish jersey but guys have walked out of it by the way they perform in training'

Peter O’Mahony says the introduction of uncapped players has helped drive standards in the build-up to Saturday’s clash against South Africa.

# south-africa-2 - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

IRFU CEO expresses concerns with South Africa's World Cup bid in strongly-worded letter

Philip Browne criticised a recent evaluation report on how it scored the country under categories such as ‘stadia’ and ‘security’.

# south-africa-2 - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Coetzee: ‘Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are the All Blacks of Europe’

The South Africa head coach is full of praise for Ireland, but knows the weight of importance attached to Saturday’s Test match for his side.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 6 November, 2017

'A big loss to the Springboks but a massive gain for Munster': Van Graan arrival date confirmed

The South Africa assistant coach will take the reins at Munster from 20 November.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Wallabies and Springboks draw again to hand All Blacks Rugby Championship title

Elton Jantjies missed a late penalty as the two sides couldn’t be separated for the second time this championship.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Springboks recover to claim thrilling draw with Australia Tie

Springboks recover to claim thrilling draw with Australia

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he was disappointed his team did not close out the match.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Resurgent South Africa make it four-in-a-row as the Rugby Championship kicks off

Elton Jantjies kicks 17 points as Boks run out 37-15 winners.

# south-africa-2 - Friday 7 July, 2017

Munster confirm signing of South African pair

Chris Cloete and Gerbrandt Grobler are joining the Irish province.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 19 June, 2017

Rassie Erasmus has handed in his notice at Munster - reports

The South African is set to return home.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 8 May, 2017

Sale Sharks add Springbok scrum-half Faf de Klerk

De Klerk will replace the retiring Mike Phillips and departing Peter Stringer.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 27 February, 2017

Rassie's Limerick Erasmus to continue as South Africa stick with Coetzee

Franco Smith joins the Springbok coaching team but they keep Coetzee in charge.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 12 November, 2016

England end South Africa 10-year hoodoo

Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen Farrell all crossed for tries.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Ex-Leinster player Te'o in line to make England debut against South Africa

The Worcester Warriors player is named on the bench.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 27 October, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: Katie turns pro, Paulie the quizmaster and all today's sport Thursday This post contains videos

We'll Leave it There So: Katie turns pro, Paulie the quizmaster and all today's sport

Meanwhile, Ireland’s 2023 World Cup rivals South Africa are confident racial targets will be met for their bid to proceed.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 8 October, 2016

All Blacks thrash South Africa for record-equalling 17th consecutive win

New Zealand hammered the Springboks in a 42-point victory in Durban.

# south-africa-2 - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Eddie Jones tells England prop Vunipola to lose weight

The player was included in the coach’s 37-man training squad for the upcoming Tests

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 17 September, 2016

All Blacks crush Springboks in six-try rout

The runaway competition leaders again banked a bonus point, their fourth in four matches.

# south-africa-2 - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

22-year-old Savea gets first All Blacks start for Springboks clash

The Hurricanes openside ripped up Super Rugby this year.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Late drama sees Argentina earn first-ever home win over South Africa

The hosts were temporarily reduced to 14 men when tighthead prop Ramiro Herrera was sin-binned.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Last-gasp Whiteley try gives Boks victory in thriller against Pumas

Allister Coetzee’s side got their Rugby Championship off to a winning start.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 27 June, 2016

Analysis: Ireland leave their best try-scoring chance untaken in Port Elizabeth

A four-on-two in the second half simply had to be converted into a try.

Mixed feelings for Connacht's Healy after Ireland debut in defeat to Boks

The 27-year-old was delighted to make his Test rugby bow in Port Elizabeth.

'I'd be lying if I thought that we were suddenly world beaters' - Schmidt

The Ireland head coach delivered his verdict on the three-Test tour of South Africa.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Best left 'bitterly' disappointed by Ireland's missed chance in South Africa

The Ireland captain believes the Boks are as physical as they ever have been.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'We got a couple of nice invites that we didn't turn up for' - Schmidt

The Ireland head coach refused to comment on the Wille le Roux incident.

Out of 10: How we rated Schmidt's Ireland in the third Test

It was a disappointing end to the tour for Ireland in Port Elizabeth.

Missed chance and chances, red and more talking points from Ireland's defeat

Ireland will feel they missed their best-ever chance to win a series in South Africa.

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory

The refereeing call from Glen Jackson and his TMO had a big bearing on the result.

Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside

Joe Schmidt’s midfield triumvirate lacks experience but has huge potential.

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs

The retirement of Eoin Reddan is an additional motivation for Joe Schmidt’s men.

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