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# springboks - Friday 2 February, 2018

Embattled Coetzee given the shove from South Africa job

Rassie Erasmus is expected to replace Coetzee after two years of poor results.

# springboks - 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.

# springboks - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner

The powerful Ulster lock dominated his opposite number Eben Etzebeth in a telling collision.

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# springboks - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life'

We caught up with former Ulster captain and Springbok lock Johann Muller to talk farming in a drought, bountiful times for Iain Henderson and a telling month for South African rugby.

# springboks - Friday 10 November, 2017

Best feeling fit to lead Ireland against 'Boks, but won't look beyond this season

‘If you’re not fit enough you get found out very, very quickly.’

# springboks - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland Sa

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland

Pieter Steph du Toit has been retained in the back row behind Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# springboks - Monday 6 November, 2017

'One of the older fellas,' but Test match buzz still takes hold of Keith Earls

Approaching nine years since his debut, the Munster wing is being kept on his toes by the young blood in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Delayed birthday boy Treadwell only missing man from Ireland training

The Ulster lock will re-join Schmidt’s squad on Wednesday evening after a delayed return from South Africa.

'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.

# springboks - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland

Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will hope to make their international debuts.

# springboks - Friday 13 October, 2017

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests

Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.

# springboks - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

South Africa Test now a 51,000 sell out as Schmidt's Ireland return to action

Tickets for the games against Fiji and Argentina are also in high demand.

# springboks - Friday 6 October, 2017

This is the new jersey Ireland will wear against South Africa in November

Suck in that gut and tighten the belt.

# springboks - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'Keep our families out of it': Etzebeth tells angry 'Bok fans to direct frustration at players

South Africa have two home matches to rebuild confidence before travelling to Dublin in November.

# springboks - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests

Allister Coetzee briefly eased the pressure with three wins over Les Bleus, but France are a very poor state.

# springboks - Friday 23 June, 2017

Springboks close in on series sweep against France to ease pressure on under-fire coaches

Allister Coetzee’s nightmare first year in charge prompted the SARU’s interest in Rassie Erasmus.

# springboks - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Taute loving life at Munster but in no hurry to sort out his future

The former Springbok has been a big hit since arriving in Limerick.

# springboks - Saturday 4 February, 2017

South Africa legend Joost van der Westhuizen 'in critical condition' in hospital

The World Cup winning scrum-half is fighting motor neurone disease.

# springboks - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

9 great matches that defined Irish rugby in 2016

These are well worth watching all over again.

# springboks - Monday 21 November, 2016

Springbok coach Coetzee points to 'unique challenges' with end of torrid tour in sight

The pressure is on Coetzee after defeat to Italy.

# springboks - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Forza O'Shea! Italy dig deep to stun Springboks

Tries from Habana and DeAllende inside the first 16 minutes were not enough of a cushion for a shabby South Africa outfit.

# springboks - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Ireland's 2023 World Cup rivals confident racial targets will be met for bid to proceed

South Africa’s bid has been in limbo but they are confident it will meet criteria.

# springboks - 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.

# springboks - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Steyn boots 'Boks to victory against Australia

Morne Steyn made his recall to the South African number 10 slot count.

# springboks - 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.

# springboks - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Pressure eased on Michael Cheika as Australia dig deep to see off the Springboks

The Wallabies avoided a seventh straight defeat.

# springboks - 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.

# springboks - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands

Shane Jenning’s joins Murray to reflect on a disappointing weekend for Irish rugby.

# springboks - Saturday 25 June, 2016

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour Final Test

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland target another piece of history in Port Elizabeth.

# springboks - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat

The South Africa coach is prepared for Andrew Trimble to take on more of the carrying workload.

Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win

The Kiwi says his players are always motivated and won’t need reminding before Saturday’s deciding third Test.

'We realise we’re massively fortunate to get a second bite at this apple'

Iain Henderson and Ireland are on the brink of an historic series win.

# springboks - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider

Gavin Duffy joined Murray Kinsella to reflect on Ireland’s second Test defeat and preview this weekend’s final clash.

# springboks - Monday 20 June, 2016

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt This post contains videos

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi explains his thought process behind delaying the introduction of his replacement backs as Ireland faded in Jo’burg.

Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam'

Joe Schmidt’s squad went for a dip in the Indian Ocean this morning as they recovered ahead of next Saturday’s big third Test.

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