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#South Africa

# south-africa - Friday 11 September, 2020

Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa

SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos, stated that South Africa’s participation in this year’s competition had yet to be confirmed.

# south-africa - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Caster Semenya cannot compete without hormone-suppressing drugs, Swiss court confirms

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has refused to set aside a 2019 ruling against the double Olympic champion.

# south-africa - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'

Munster aren’t using their five-day turnaround as an excuse ahead of the Leinster clash.

# south-africa - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

# south-africa - Sunday 2 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000 Pandemic

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

# south-africa - Sunday 19 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million Coronavirus

Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million

Health officials in Ireland recorded 21 new cases on Saturday.

# south-africa - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Schedule unchanged and Sky remain broadcasters for 2021 Lions tour to South Africa

Organisers are eager to invite travelling supporters and give ‘clarity’ over the planned tour.

# south-africa - Monday 13 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies aged 59 Denmark

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies aged 59

She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.

# south-africa - Saturday 4 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases Africa

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

# south-africa - Thursday 2 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie United States records over 50,000 Covid-19 cases in 24-hour period for first time Coronavirus

United States records over 50,000 Covid-19 cases in 24-hour period for first time

The US has now reported nearly 2.7 million cases and more than 128,000 deaths.

# south-africa - Monday 8 June, 2020

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

# south-africa - Saturday 16 May, 2020

World player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit terminates contract in South Africa

The World Cup winner has exited his deal with Western Province.

# south-africa - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

# south-africa - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Leinster's Lancaster would be an ideal addition for the Lions next year

The 50-year-old has enjoyed helping young players like Ryan Baird and Harry Byrne to develop.

# south-africa - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'It was never a guarantee with Ireland, it was more that carrot dangling there'

Robbie Diack played for Ulster 205 times during a decade with the northern province.

# south-africa - Friday 27 March, 2020

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

# south-africa - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win

The Lions very nearly produced a comeback victory against South Africa in their first Test in 2009.

# south-africa - Thursday 19 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Antrim couple left stranded in Johannesburg because they're at 'high risk' of coronavirus South Africa

Antrim couple left stranded in Johannesburg because they're at 'high risk' of coronavirus

James Hagan claimed they are being held airside and left to sleep in a vehicle overnight.

# south-africa - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

South Africa and New Zealand hope to launch new local derby competitions

The plans will be met with extreme levels of doubt in many quarters.

# south-africa - Friday 13 March, 2020

Rassie's riveting clips an invaluable insight into pre-World Cup prep Erasmus Programme This post contains videos

Rassie's riveting clips an invaluable insight into pre-World Cup prep

Covid-19 might have given some of you time and space to reassess your team’s culture, so here’s how Rassie worked.

# south-africa - Thursday 12 March, 2020

South African World Cup winner to retire

Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.

# south-africa - Friday 21 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí looking for owners of gold coins and brooch found in Limerick Always Believe In Your Soul

Gardaí looking for owners of gold coins and brooch found in Limerick

The items were recovered in Abbeyfeale in 2011.

# south-africa - Monday 30 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Irish government ‘outraged’ over IRFU participation in South Africa sports event Apartheid

Irish government ‘outraged’ over IRFU participation in South Africa sports event

Details of correspondence and government letters have been released by the National Archives.

# south-africa - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa

Georgia will also face South Africa for only the second time following two Springboks Tests against the Scots.

# south-africa - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

South Africa great 'The Beast' retires from international rugby after World Cup triumph

Tendai Mtawarira picked up 117 caps throughout his career.

# south-africa - Monday 4 November, 2019

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

# south-africa - Sunday 3 November, 2019

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks

Rassie Erasmus wants the Boks to become a consistent force between now and then.

# south-africa - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains how his team embraced any pressure at the World Cup.

Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown

Superb tries from wings Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe capped a complete display.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?

England are taking on South Africa in the final this morning.

As it happened: England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final

England are one game away from their second World Cup, South Africa are pushing for a third. Join us to see who gets their hands on the Webb Ellis.

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

# south-africa - Friday 1 November, 2019

'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear

The Australian head coach says his team have pride in their style of play.

# south-africa - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV

Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.

Kolbe returns from injury as Boks make one change for World Cup final

The South Africans have gone for a 6/2 split once again on their bench.

# south-africa - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Super Rugby's Lions appoint 37-year-old Van Rooyen as head coach

Van Rooyen was S&C coach for the Johannesburg side before taking the reins for the Currie Cup.

# south-africa - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other

England defence coach John Mitchell is expecting a very different challenge this weekend.

# south-africa - Monday 28 October, 2019

To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup

The head coach said his team’s journey began on the 2018 tour of South Africa.

# south-africa - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

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