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#South Africa

# south-africa-2 - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Eddie Jones’ England to host South Africa and Australia in autumn 2021
# Tough Tests
# Tough Tests

Eddie Jones’ England to host South Africa and Australia in autumn 2021

Dec 8th 2020, 2:04 PM 2,332 Views 1 Comment

The 2019 World Cup runners-up are set for a busy autumn at Twickenham next year.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Former Springbok captain Chiliboy Ralepelle loses appeal against eight-year doping ban
# Banned
# Banned

Former Springbok captain Chiliboy Ralepelle loses appeal against eight-year doping ban

Nov 12th 2020, 1:58 PM 9,256 Views 4 Comments

Ralepelle will be 40 when the ban expires in January 2027.

# south-africa-2 - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

South Africa to remain in Rugby Championship until 2030
# Committed
# Committed

South Africa to remain in Rugby Championship until 2030

Nov 4th 2020, 7:52 AM 7,749 Views 3 Comments

The announcement is a boost for the game in the southern hemisphere.

# south-africa-2 - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Pro14 confirm expansion talks to include high-profile South African teams
# New Faces
# New Faces

Pro14 confirm expansion talks to include high-profile South African teams

Sep 23rd 2020, 11:57 AM 12,167 Views 18 Comments

However, there won’t be any South African involvement in the new season until 2021 at the earliest.

# south-africa-2 - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Rassie Erasmus seriously ill when coaching Springboks to glory - reports
# Turmoil
# Turmoil

Rassie Erasmus seriously ill when coaching Springboks to glory - reports

Jun 24th 2020, 10:21 PM 15,056 Views 3 Comments

The 47-year-old transformed the national team from a laughing stock to world champions.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Springbok prop leaves Toulon for Bulls return
# On The Move
# On The Move

Springbok prop leaves Toulon for Bulls return

May 2nd 2020, 11:51 PM 7,813 Views 5 Comments

Marcel van der Merwe has left French club, the South African side announced on Saturday.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs

Apr 12th 2020, 5:18 PM 15,931 Views 12 Comments

Francois Steyn will leave Montpellier this summer, it has been confirmed.

# south-africa-2 - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Springboks star nearly lost leg after freak injury
# Accident
# Accident

Springboks star nearly lost leg after freak injury

Mar 17th 2020, 8:32 PM 14,747 Views 3 Comments

Pieter-Steph du Toit suffered a haematoma, a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissue.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home
# Victory Parade
# Victory Parade

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home

Nov 10th 2019, 1:32 PM 8,720 Views 1 Comment

Siya Kolisi returned to his South African roots today in a Port Elizabeth township.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 3 November, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
# Review
# Review

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Nov 3rd 2019, 11:26 PM 6,183 Views 1 Comment

We look back on another busy few days of action.

# south-africa-2 - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'
# Leader
# Leader

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'

Nov 2nd 2019, 11:32 AM 13,436 Views 25 Comments

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi delivered a memorable speech after the Springboks beat England in the Rugby World Cup final.

WATCH: The two wonderful tries which saw South Africa claim World Cup glory
# Try Time
# Try Time

WATCH: The two wonderful tries which saw South Africa claim World Cup glory

Nov 2nd 2019, 10:58 AM 11,044 Views 24 Comments

South Africa are World Cup champions for the third time.

# south-africa-2 - Sunday 20 October, 2019

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Oct 20th 2019, 10:15 AM 69,588 Views 34 Comments

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

# south-africa-2 - Thursday 17 October, 2019

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?
# Down To Business
# Down To Business

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 26,199 Views 14 Comments

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock-out stages, we take a look at the health of the eight quarter-finalists ahead of a massive weekend in Japan.

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

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

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

Oct 8th 2019, 5:23 PM 13,604 Views 20 Comments

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
# Dispute
# Dispute

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

Oct 6th 2019, 8:09 PM 61,394 Views 25 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Oct 5th 2019, 9:19 AM 5,220 Views 0 Comments

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
# Springboks
# Springboks

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 8:52 AM 5,887 Views 0 Comments

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
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

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

Sep 21st 2019, 10:15 AM 77,901 Views 52 Comments

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'
# Remember When
# Remember When

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

Sep 14th 2019, 12:26 PM 9,954 Views 1 Comment

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Springbok Etzebeth quizzed over alleged abuse of homeless man

Aug 30th 2019, 10:23 AM 5,656 Views 4 Comments

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
# Onward
# Onward

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

Aug 30th 2019, 9:43 AM 8,184 Views 7 Comments

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
# Boks Clever
# Boks Clever

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

Aug 28th 2019, 8:49 AM 9,384 Views 14 Comments

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
# Reunited
# Reunited

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

Aug 27th 2019, 1:04 PM 12,833 Views 39 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Aug 26th 2019, 3:22 PM 7,494 Views 3 Comments

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

Springbok star Etzebeth denies assaulting homeless man
# Statement
# Statement

Springbok star Etzebeth denies assaulting homeless man

Aug 26th 2019, 1:22 PM 12,646 Views 8 Comments

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
# Rugby
# Rugby

Springbok winger Dyantyi tests positive for banned substance

Aug 24th 2019, 3:57 PM 11,846 Views 1 Comment

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
# Luckless
# Luckless

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

Aug 19th 2019, 4:42 PM 6,717 Views 4 Comments

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
# RIP

World Cup-winning Springbok James Small dies aged 50

Jul 10th 2019, 3:16 PM 42,465 Views 19 Comments

The former wing suffered a suspected heart attack.

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

Jenkins guides Wales past Springboks to extend winning streak
# On A Roll
# On A Roll

Jenkins guides Wales past Springboks to extend winning streak

Nov 24th 2018, 7:53 PM 8,825 Views 3 Comments

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
# No Place For It
# No Place For It

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

Nov 22nd 2018, 3:18 PM 5,700 Views 7 Comments

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
# November Tests
# November Tests

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

Nov 1st 2018, 12:03 PM 9,996 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Wallaby fan confronts players after loss to Argentina
# Ugly Scenes
# Ugly Scenes

Wallaby fan confronts players after loss to Argentina

Sep 15th 2018, 9:34 PM 78,344 Views 32 Comments

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

Sensational Springboks stun the All Blacks in Rugby Championship classic
# Can't Stop The Boks
# Can't Stop The Boks

Sensational Springboks stun the All Blacks in Rugby Championship classic

Sep 15th 2018, 10:55 AM 19,575 Views 66 Comments

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?''
# Springboks
# Springboks

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

Sep 13th 2018, 12:11 PM 7,618 Views 16 Comments

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
# Pressure
# Pressure

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

Sep 10th 2018, 9:53 AM 8,543 Views 9 Comments

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
# Rugby Championship
# Rugby Championship

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

Aug 18th 2018, 7:08 PM 7,778 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Reaction
# Reaction

Jones says England defeat to Springboks a 'horror movie'

Jun 16th 2018, 9:48 PM 18,463 Views 36 Comments

The coach promised that a bounceback was imminent.

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

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

Jun 16th 2018, 6:31 PM 10,911 Views 40 Comments

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
# Prop Idol
# Prop Idol

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

Jun 14th 2018, 1:30 PM 5,518 Views 7 Comments

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

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