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#South Africa

# 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 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

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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

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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.

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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.

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021

The Wales boss was proud of his side’s effort in their World Cup semi-final defeat to the Springboks.

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales

Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Rassie left Ireland to bring South Africa back to the top of the game. Warren Gatland and Wales stood between them and the World Cup final.

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England

The second semi-final in Yokohama promises to be a brutally physical affair.

# south-africa - Friday 25 October, 2019

'Irish people are really good people' - Erasmus and Nienaber drive the Boks on

The South Africa coaching duo have been close friends since the early 1990s.

# south-africa - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa

The 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury during training on Wednesday.

Blow for the Boks as Cheslin Kolbe ruled out of World Cup semi-final

The prolific 23-year-old Sbu Nkosi comes onto the right wing for the clash with Wales.

# south-africa - Monday 21 October, 2019

Blow for Gatland's Wales as Navidi ruled out of remainder of World Cup

The Cardiff Blues back row injured his hamstring in yesterday’s dramatic win over France.

# south-africa - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup

The hosts couldn’t match the power and patience of the South Africans in Tokyo.

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

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

# south-africa - Friday 18 October, 2019

Highly-rated attack coach De Bruin takes up role with Southern Kings

The ex-Lions coach has stepped away from high profile roles to work as a consultant with the Pro14 side.

Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash

‘We have some players from then, and it was an amazing achievement, but we’re working on our own things.’

# south-africa - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan

‘I’m not one of those coaches who sits here and says to you ‘I’m not really sure’, because we prepare to win.’

# south-africa - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

From Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport Revenue

Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport

The package in which the drugs were found was from South Africa.

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