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# south-africa - Monday 26 July, 2021

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut
# Second Best
# Second Best

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut

Mon 3:37 AM 14,802 Views 10 Comments

Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy scored tries in a 33-14 loss in Tokyo.

# south-africa - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Ireland well beaten by South Africa in third T20 international
# Outclassed
# Outclassed

Ireland well beaten by South Africa in third T20 international

Sat 8:24 PM 2,474 Views 3 Comments

An opening stand of 127 left Ireland with a mountain to climb in final game of the series.

Gatland's Lions overcome half-time deficit in brilliant first Test victory
# One Up
# One Up

Gatland's Lions overcome half-time deficit in brilliant first Test victory

Sat 7:02 PM 48,035 Views 55 Comments

The Boks led 12-3 at the break but the tourists were outstanding in the second half.

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign
# Green Army
# Green Army

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign

Sat 2:55 PM 38,766 Views 28 Comments

Róisín Upton and Sarah Torrans scored the goals against South Africa.

# south-africa - Thursday 22 July, 2021

'It's an absolute miracle we've got to this point' - a South African take on the Lions tour
# Springboks
# Springboks

'It's an absolute miracle we've got to this point' - a South African take on the Lions tour

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 10:48 PM 13,871 Views 1 Comment

Pretoria-based journalist Brenden Nel speaks to Gavan Casey and Ciaran Kennedy ahead of Saturday’s first Test on the latest episode of The Punt.

South Africa clinch T20 series with 42-run win over Ireland
# Cricket
# Cricket

South Africa clinch T20 series with 42-run win over Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 9:05 PM 1,831 Views 0 Comments

David Miller’s unbeaten 50 paved the way for South Africa to take a an unassailable 2-0 lead in a three-match series.

# south-africa - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

South African firm to make the first Pfizer Covid vaccines in Africa next year
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South African firm to make the first Pfizer Covid vaccines in Africa next year

Jul 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 12,808 Views 8 Comments

Production will begin in 2022 and doses will be distributed among Africa’s 54 countries.

# south-africa - Friday 16 July, 2021

South Africa square Ireland ODI series with 70-run win at Malahide
# Level Pegging
# Level Pegging

South Africa square Ireland ODI series with 70-run win at Malahide

Jul 16th 2021, 7:16 PM 2,092 Views 0 Comments

Ireland were eyeing their first ODI campaign success against a top-eight nation after a 43-run win on Tuesday put them 1-0 up following a washed out opener.

# south-africa - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Gatland: 'We can go into the Test series with a lot of confidence'
# Gats
# Gats

Gatland: 'We can go into the Test series with a lot of confidence'

Jul 14th 2021, 10:28 PM 7,614 Views 2 Comments

The Lions head coach was pleased with his team’s display despite defeat to South Africa A.

Why is South Africa facing its worst level of unrest since the 1990s?
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Why is South Africa facing its worst level of unrest since the 1990s?

Jul 14th 2021, 6:17 PM 25,535 Views 23 Comments

At least 72 people have died and over 1,200 have been arrested.

At least 72 now dead in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing, with over 1,200 arrested
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At least 72 now dead in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing, with over 1,200 arrested

Jul 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 11,794 Views 2 Comments

Many of the deaths were caused by stampedes of people when shops were being looted.

# south-africa - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Death toll rises to 32 in South Africa as rioting and looting continues
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Death toll rises to 32 in South Africa as rioting and looting continues

Jul 13th 2021, 3:25 PM 15,460 Views 12 Comments

Riots began last week following the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.

# south-africa - Monday 12 July, 2021

Alun Wyn Jones set for stunning Lions return after 'remarkable recovery'
# Comeback
# Comeback

Alun Wyn Jones set for stunning Lions return after 'remarkable recovery'

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 3:40 PM 42,684 Views 13 Comments

The 35-year-old is back in full training with Wales.

Six dead in South Africa riots over jailing of ex-leader Zuma
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# South Africa

Six dead in South Africa riots over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

Jul 12th 2021, 2:31 PM 11,367 Views 3 Comments

Police said shops and businesses have been looted and vandalised.

# south-africa - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Rain mars fascinating encounter after Ireland lay strong platform against South Africa at Malahide
# Rained Off
# Rained Off

Rain mars fascinating encounter after Ireland lay strong platform against South Africa at Malahide

Jul 11th 2021, 6:36 PM 3,635 Views 0 Comments

Andrew Balbirnie and William Porterfield led the way with the bat in the first game of the DafaNews ODI Series.

Ireland's Kelleher in line to join Gatland's Lions squad in South Africa
# Addition
# Addition

Ireland's Kelleher in line to join Gatland's Lions squad in South Africa

Updated Jul 11th 2021, 11:42 AM 60,842 Views 19 Comments

The 23-year-old hooker is in line to link up with the tourists.

Lions tour moves to Cape Town as Springboks struggle with Covid outbreak
# Travel Day
# Travel Day

Lions tour moves to Cape Town as Springboks struggle with Covid outbreak

Jul 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,551 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men will leave five of their party behind in Johannesburg.

# south-africa - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted
# Backing Up
# Backing Up

Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted

Jul 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,998 Views 3 Comments

Yesterday’s negative PCR results were a great relief to the Lions camp.

# south-africa - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Lions player who was positive for Covid yesterday returns negative result today
# Boost
# Boost

Lions player who was positive for Covid yesterday returns negative result today

Jul 8th 2021, 4:37 PM 9,162 Views 8 Comments

The tourists’ MD confirmed that some members of the set-up had opted against vaccination.

Lions to play the Sharks for second time on Saturday in Pretoria
# Rematch
# Rematch

Lions to play the Sharks for second time on Saturday in Pretoria

Jul 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 7,595 Views 6 Comments

The tourists have more PCR testing today and tomorrow.

Former South African leader Jacob Zuma turns himself in for prison term
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Former South African leader Jacob Zuma turns himself in for prison term

Jul 8th 2021, 7:52 AM 12,576 Views 4 Comments

Zuma decided to hand himself over to authorities to obey the order from the country’s highest court.

# south-africa - Monday 5 July, 2021

Ireland's Iain Henderson to captain the Lions in clash with the Sharks
# Team News
# Team News

Ireland's Iain Henderson to captain the Lions in clash with the Sharks

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 11:50 AM 26,907 Views 33 Comments

The 29-year-old Ulsterman will lead a completely changed starting XV on Wednesday.

# south-africa - Friday 2 July, 2021

Debutant Fassi scores as world champions South Africa make winning return
# Test Rugby
# Test Rugby

Debutant Fassi scores as world champions South Africa make winning return

Jul 2nd 2021, 8:19 PM 8,519 Views 3 Comments

The Springboks walloped Georgia on their Test return ahead of the Lions series.

# south-africa - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Stuart Hogg captains Lions as Finn Russell gets shot at out-half
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Stuart Hogg captains Lions as Finn Russell gets shot at out-half

Jul 1st 2021, 10:31 AM 31,715 Views 24 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men face the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

# south-africa - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

'The narrative in 1995 was that it was the victory that united a nation...it did no such thing'
# BTL
# BTL

'The narrative in 1995 was that it was the victory that united a nation...it did no such thing'

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 3:08 PM 17,072 Views 11 Comments

Tom English is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and he discusses the dysfunction that engulfed South African rugby shortly after winning the World Cup in 1995.

# south-africa - Monday 28 June, 2021

South Africa bans alcohol sales to fight country's latest Covid-19 surge
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South Africa bans alcohol sales to fight country's latest Covid-19 surge

Jun 28th 2021, 9:32 AM 23,762 Views 30 Comments

President Ramaphosa banned gatherings, alcohol sales and sit-down meals in the move.

# south-africa - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:45 AM 17,912 Views 21 Comments

The former Ireland U20s head coach will be part of the United Rugby Championship next season.

# south-africa - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

O'Driscoll and Quinlan on analysis as Newstalk secure radio rights for Lions Test Series
# OTB Sports
# OTB Sports

O'Driscoll and Quinlan on analysis as Newstalk secure radio rights for Lions Test Series

Jun 22nd 2021, 3:54 PM 5,899 Views 3 Comments

The coverage begins with this weekend’s warm-up game against Japan at Murrayfield.

# south-africa - Thursday 3 June, 2021

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests
# Tourist
# Tourist

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:01 AM 7,008 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to join Warren Gatland’s team in South Africa in July.

# south-africa - Monday 31 May, 2021

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague
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# Pan African Parliament

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague

May 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 24,656 Views 6 Comments

The man said he was trying to knock a phone out of another legislator’s hand when he aimed a kick in the direction of Pemmy Majodina of South Africa

# south-africa - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Henshaw and Aki continue shared journey with Lions

Henshaw and Aki continue shared journey with Lions

May 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,007 Views 11 Comments

Having previously played together with Connacht and Ireland, the pair are heading on tour to South Africa this summer.

# south-africa - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial for corruption
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Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial for corruption

May 26th 2021, 1:14 PM 6,972 Views 9 Comments

The ex-leader pleaded not guilty to corruption, racketeering, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

# south-africa - Friday 14 May, 2021

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans
# Update
# Update

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans

Updated May 14th 2021, 3:03 PM 20,431 Views 24 Comments

All games will be staged in Gauteng or Cape Town and there is one change in opposition.

# south-africa - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

'He just has to hang in there' - Munster hopeful of Snyman recovery from latest knee injury
# Treatment Table
# Treatment Table

'He just has to hang in there' - Munster hopeful of Snyman recovery from latest knee injury

May 4th 2021, 3:42 PM 8,732 Views 3 Comments

The South African lock only lasted eight minutes into his Munster debut last August.

# south-africa - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides
# Change Of Plans
# Change Of Plans

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides

Apr 20th 2021, 12:14 PM 24,547 Views 27 Comments

The Stormers, Lions, Bulls, and Sharks are set to pull out of the competition.

# south-africa - Monday 19 April, 2021

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations
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# South Africa

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 8:47 PM 23,596 Views 3 Comments

Devil’s Peak was lit up by flames as the fire raged through the night.

# south-africa - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
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# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,728 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

# south-africa - Friday 2 April, 2021

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace
# All Systems Go
# All Systems Go

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:46 PM 4,009 Views 2 Comments

Coronavirus restrictions are making for a challenging project.

# south-africa - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned
# Tour On
# Tour On

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:14 PM 22,357 Views 32 Comments

SA Rugby and the Lions have confirmed their intention to plough on with the series.

# south-africa - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations
# Ruins Of Rome
# Ruins Of Rome

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations

Feb 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 44,182 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s 48-10 victory yesterday was impressive but context is needed – Italy are a very poor side.

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