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#Springboks

# springboks - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Rassie: 'The only thing everyone's been talking about the last few days is, 'Are you going to get fired?''

Despite being backed by South Africa’s rugby chief, the former Munster head coach is unsure about his future.

# springboks - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Six Springbok tries compensate for Pollard kicking woes in win over Argentina

Rassie Erasmus’ side opened their campaign with a hard-fought win in Durban.

# springboks - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Kolisi keeps captaincy as Rassie welcomes Etzebeth and Whitely back for 'Boks

Handre Pollard returns to the number 10 shirt as South Africa open the Rugby Championship against Argentina.

# springboks - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Danny Cipriani given first England start in 10 years as Jones hopes to avoid seventh straight loss

The mercurial talent was just 21 the last time he started a Test for England.

# springboks - Thursday 14 June, 2018

The Beast to reach Springbok landmark as Erasmus names team for England

Erasmus hails Mtawarira as ‘a great servant of the game’ ahead of his 100th appearance for South Africa.

# springboks - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'We have to try a few things': Erasmus to change winning formula against England

South Africa are seeking a series win in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

# springboks - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Rassie's South Africa storm back from 24-3 down to extend English losing streak

It was a 10-try thriller in Ellis Park.

# springboks - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Erasmus recalls Le Roux and de Klerk as Springboks ring the changes for England

The sides meet in Johannesburg on Saturday.

# springboks - Friday 1 June, 2018

Gatland slams 'bitter and twisted' critics ahead of Wales-Springboks US Test

Wales play South Africa in a lucrative Washington DC clash tomorrow.

# springboks - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Rassie Erasmus names first black captain of the Springboks

However, the Springbok coach admits: ‘we are trying to fix all the wrong things that we did in the past’.

# 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.

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