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#South Africa

# south-africa-2 - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

'I know the Irish so well. I'll be nervous if we play them' - Erasmus

Having watched his Springboks side make light work of Canada in Kobe, the South Africa coach was quizzed on his preferred quarter-final opponents.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 6 October, 2019

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

The coach insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Relief for the Springboks as X-ray clears Kolbe of ankle injury

The winger had been withdrawn from yesterday’s win over Italy as a precaution.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 3 October, 2019

South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case

South African player fully focused on tomorrow’s crucial game against Italy.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 21 September, 2019

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup

Settle in as the defending champions open their campaign against the Springboks in Yokohama.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'I loved the World Cup up until the semi-finals. Then I hated it'

The pressure was ‘horrendous,’ says former South Africa player Mark Andrews.

# south-africa-2 - Friday 30 August, 2019

Springbok Etzebeth quizzed over alleged abuse of homeless man

The second row met with the Human Rights Commission on Thursday.

'It had never been done before' - When Ireland beat the Springboks on South African soil

In June 2016, they earned a first-ever Test win at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

# south-africa-2 - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Felix Jones joins Rassie's Springboks backroom for Rugby World Cup

Jones, 32, handed short-term contract as defence consultant.

# south-africa-2 - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

South Africa looking to appoint Felix Jones to coaching team - reports

The former Ireland international is close to becoming the Springboks attack coach under Rassie Erasmus.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 26 August, 2019

Kolisi named skipper as Erasmus unveils South Africa's World Cup squad

Toulouse’s Rynhardt Elstadt lost out in the battle for the fifth back row berth.

Springbok star Etzebeth denies assaulting homeless man

The South African Rugby Union has also issued a statement in response to the allegations.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Springbok winger Dyantyi tests positive for banned substance

The 24-year-old denies any wrongdoing.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 19 August, 2019

Cruel blow for Ulster's Coetzee as ankle surgery rules him out of World Cup

The Springbok back row suffered the injury during Saturday’s Test against Argentina.

# south-africa-2 - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

World Cup-winning Springbok James Small dies aged 50 RIP

World Cup-winning Springbok James Small dies aged 50

The former wing suffered a suspected heart attack.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Jenkins guides Wales past Springboks to extend winning streak

Warren Gatland’s side completed a November clean-sweep in Cardiff.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Williams starts at fullback as Wales support former captain Thomas after homophobic attack

South Africa have named an unchanged team for Saturday’s Test in Cardiff.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Farrell starts at out-half as Jones names England team for Springboks

The Saracens 10 will co-captain the side with Dylan Hartley.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 15 September, 2018

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Wallaby fan confronts players after loss to Argentina

The Pumas scored their first win over the Wallabies on Australian soil since 1983.

Sensational Springboks stun the All Blacks in Rugby Championship classic

The All Blacks suffered their first defeat in the Rugby Championship in three years.

# south-africa-2 - 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.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 10 September, 2018

Former Munster coach 'Rassie' Erasmus says job on the line against All Blacks

South Africa head into Saturday’s match on the back of losses to Australia and Argentina.

# south-africa-2 - 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.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Jones says England defeat to Springboks a 'horror movie'

The coach promised that a bounceback was imminent.

Erasmus' Springboks come from behind again to seal series win over England

That’s now six defeats in a row for Eddie Jones’ side.

# south-africa-2 - 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.

# south-africa-2 - 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.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Ireland's U20 World Cup challenge falls flat with defeat against five-try Baby Boks

Second defeat means Noel McNamara’s side can now finish fifth at best.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Jenkins to captain Gatland's Wales as North moves to centre against Springboks

Wales face Rassie Erasmus’ Boks in Washington on Saturday.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Pro14 rugby set for further expansion into South Africa

It is understood two more South African sides will enter the competition for the 2019/20 season.

# south-africa-2 - Monday 30 April, 2018

Gloucester confirm signing of Springbok Kriel despite shoulder injury

David Humphreys says he has been given assurances the flanker will be fit.

# south-africa-2 - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

New Rugby World Cup bidding process could help Ireland and other smaller nations - reports

The news comes in the wake of controversy surrounding the 2023 tournament.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Rassie Erasmus hailed as among 'best in world' after taking charge of South Africa

The ex-Munster Director of Rugby has been confirmed as successor to sacked Allister Coetzee by officials in Johannesburg.

# south-africa-2 - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Erasmus set to be confirmed as new Springboks coach

SA Rugby says it will make a ‘major announcement’ on Wednesday.

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

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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.

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