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# springboks - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Rassie Erasmus withdraws appeal against World Rugby ban
# A Saga Ends
# A Saga Ends

Rassie Erasmus withdraws appeal against World Rugby ban

Nov 25th 2021, 9:37 PM 4,701 Views 9 Comments

He also issued a public apology to referee Nic Berry over his comments ahead of the Springboks’ Test with the Lions earlier this year.

# springboks - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Springboks call up 'talented' Stormers captain to replace Snyman for northern hemisphere Tests
# Lock And Load
# Lock And Load

Springboks call up 'talented' Stormers captain to replace Snyman for northern hemisphere Tests

Oct 19th 2021, 11:58 AM 5,523 Views 4 Comments

Several big names are absent through injury.

# springboks - Thursday 7 October, 2021

'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'
# Hotshot
# Hotshot

'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'

Oct 7th 2021, 7:30 PM 21,036 Views 20 Comments

21-year-old Evan Roos is a major prospect for South African rugby.

# springboks - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Major coup for Ulster as World Cup-winning Springbok Vermeulen joins
# The Thor Of Rugby
# The Thor Of Rugby

Major coup for Ulster as World Cup-winning Springbok Vermeulen joins

Sep 16th 2021, 12:26 PM 12,523 Views 16 Comments

The 35-year-old forward will arrive after the Autumn Tests.

# springboks - Monday 9 August, 2021

Itoje named Lions' player of the series after impressing against Boks
# Outstanding
# Outstanding

Itoje named Lions' player of the series after impressing against Boks

Aug 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 10,310 Views 13 Comments

The 26-year-old is almost certain to be a key man again in 2025.

# springboks - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Losing the Lions would be 'a travesty,' says four-time tourist Jones
# Awj
# Awj

Losing the Lions would be 'a travesty,' says four-time tourist Jones

Aug 8th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,642 Views 23 Comments

The Welshman believes the touring team is a special part of rugby.

Munster's Snyman to re-join Springboks for the Rugby Championship
# Heading Home
# Heading Home

Munster's Snyman to re-join Springboks for the Rugby Championship

Aug 8th 2021, 7:19 PM 25,285 Views 21 Comments

The towering second row hasn’t played since August 2020.

Henshaw shows he is among game's elite with outstanding Test series
# STANDOUT
# STANDOUT

Henshaw shows he is among game's elite with outstanding Test series

Aug 8th 2021, 12:08 PM 15,642 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre did his best to drag the Lions back in front last night.

'It's something we need to preserve' - Gatland believes Lions need more prep time
# Tourists
# Tourists

'It's something we need to preserve' - Gatland believes Lions need more prep time

Aug 8th 2021, 9:40 AM 13,051 Views 15 Comments

The head coach is uncertain whether midweek games should return before and after the first Test.

# springboks - Saturday 7 August, 2021

'I’ve loved my time with the Lions... I haven't got any long-term plans'
# Lion Man
# Lion Man

'I’ve loved my time with the Lions... I haven't got any long-term plans'

Aug 7th 2021, 8:44 PM 13,592 Views 21 Comments

Warren Gatland is uncertain whether he will be involved again in four years’ time.

History repeats itself as 37-year-old Steyn kicks Boks to victory over the Lions
# Last Gasp
# Last Gasp

History repeats itself as 37-year-old Steyn kicks Boks to victory over the Lions

Aug 7th 2021, 7:10 PM 48,343 Views 128 Comments

The replacement out-half slotted two late penalties to win it for the Boks.

Gatland's Lions have shot at emulating 1997 crew in final Boks Test
# Decider
# Decider

Gatland's Lions have shot at emulating 1997 crew in final Boks Test

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,678 Views 10 Comments

The South Africans finished the second Test with huge momentum.

# springboks - Friday 6 August, 2021

'If the Lions want to play touch rugby that would be nice for us'
# Style
# Style

'If the Lions want to play touch rugby that would be nice for us'

Aug 6th 2021, 2:19 PM 9,715 Views 6 Comments

The Springboks’ contestable kick-heavy tactics have been hugely successful for them.

'He can ask different questions than any fly-half in the world'
# Attack
# Attack

'He can ask different questions than any fly-half in the world'

Aug 6th 2021, 9:35 AM 12,089 Views 29 Comments

Lions attack coach Gregor Townsend knows the tourists need to create more tomorrow.

# springboks - Thursday 5 August, 2021

'We don't want to stifle ourselves too much relying on the kicking game'
# Awj
# Awj

'We don't want to stifle ourselves too much relying on the kicking game'

Aug 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 7,596 Views 4 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones is looking forward to seeing Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw playing together.

'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'
# The Boss
# The Boss

'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'

Aug 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 12,907 Views 15 Comments

The Springboks director of rugby was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Furlong's 'unbelievable' work has had a big influence on Lions pack
# Anchor
# Anchor

Furlong's 'unbelievable' work has had a big influence on Lions pack

Aug 5th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,462 Views 10 Comments

The Wexford man teams up with Ken Owens and Wyn Jones in the front row this weekend.

# springboks - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'Let's put World Rugby on trial' - Sharks owner vows to defend Rassie
# Misconduct
# Misconduct

'Let's put World Rugby on trial' - Sharks owner vows to defend Rassie

Aug 4th 2021, 12:18 PM 9,143 Views 13 Comments

Marco Masotti says he has ‘a team of New York lawyers’ ready to support Erasmus.

# springboks - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'I've had the best time of my life being part of this group, it's special'
# Test Lion
# Test Lion

'I've had the best time of my life being part of this group, it's special'

Aug 3rd 2021, 10:05 PM 19,791 Views 13 Comments

Bundee Aki has earned his chance to become a Test Lion this weekend.

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw
# Combination
# Combination

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 34,326 Views 55 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland has explained his selection decisions for the third Test.

Big blows for Springboks as De Klerk and Du Toit ruled out of Lions decider
# Changes
# Changes

Big blows for Springboks as De Klerk and Du Toit ruled out of Lions decider

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:57 PM 14,390 Views 7 Comments

Cobus Reinach and Lood de Jager have been called into the starting XV.

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test
# Team News
# Team News

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test

Aug 3rd 2021, 11:59 AM 56,188 Views 57 Comments

Ali Price, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Ken Owens, and Wyn Jones all start too.

Rassie's misconduct charge should mean a friendlier third Test build-up
# Hearing
# Hearing

Rassie's misconduct charge should mean a friendlier third Test build-up

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 7,716 Views 10 Comments

World Rugby has taken action against the SA Rugby director of rugby for his 62-minute long video.

# springboks - Monday 2 August, 2021

'There was probably a little more niggle... it was personal for us'
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

'There was probably a little more niggle... it was personal for us'

Aug 2nd 2021, 2:06 PM 9,539 Views 6 Comments

Lood de Jager was superb as part of South Africa’s excellent bench.

Doubts remain over De Klerk and Du Toit as Vermeulen trains with the Boks
# Concerns
# Concerns

Doubts remain over De Klerk and Du Toit as Vermeulen trains with the Boks

Aug 2nd 2021, 11:18 AM 10,147 Views 5 Comments

The Springboks will name their team for the third Test tomorrow.

# springboks - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Lions prop Sinckler cited for biting during yesterday's defeat to the Boks
# Foul Play
# Foul Play

Lions prop Sinckler cited for biting during yesterday's defeat to the Boks

Aug 1st 2021, 7:12 PM 17,306 Views 19 Comments

The England international will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

Lions fullback Hogg categorically denies biting Le Roux last night
# Accusations
# Accusations

Lions fullback Hogg categorically denies biting Le Roux last night

Aug 1st 2021, 10:50 AM 13,326 Views 13 Comments

Videos on social media alleged that the Scotland captain had bitten the Boks fullback.

'As a leader, it was the toughest week I ever had to face'

'As a leader, it was the toughest week I ever had to face'

Aug 1st 2021, 10:04 AM 8,494 Views 6 Comments

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi delivered an immense performance against the Lions.

Gatland looks certain to mix up Lions selection for third Test decider
# Options
# Options

Gatland looks certain to mix up Lions selection for third Test decider

Aug 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 13,897 Views 12 Comments

The back three looks set for changes after a tough night against the Springboks.

# springboks - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Gatland says Kolbe tackle 'didn't look great' as he bemoans Lions' second half
# Dejection
# Dejection

Gatland says Kolbe tackle 'didn't look great' as he bemoans Lions' second half

Jul 31st 2021, 8:21 PM 15,479 Views 26 Comments

The Springboks were by far the better team after the break in Cape Town.

Brilliant second half from Boks takes Lions series into deciding third Test
# Brutal Battle
# Brutal Battle

Brilliant second half from Boks takes Lions series into deciding third Test

Jul 31st 2021, 7:15 PM 19,922 Views 53 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men were dominant after the break to secure a deserved win.

Henshaw the pride of Athlone as he readies himself for Boks backlash
# Buccaneer
# Buccaneer

Henshaw the pride of Athlone as he readies himself for Boks backlash

Jul 31st 2021, 12:01 AM 4,813 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old was cheered on by a big crowd back home last weekend.

# springboks - Friday 30 July, 2021

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'
# Double Down
# Double Down

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'

Jul 30th 2021, 2:23 PM 37,962 Views 30 Comments

The Springboks say that the Lions ‘destroyed the dignity of the series.’

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle
# Theme
# Theme

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle

Jul 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 5,998 Views 0 Comments

The Irish tighthead was pleased with his side’s set-piece effort in the first Test.

# springboks - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

The Lions and Boks' changes indicate another brutal, heavyweight Test
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

The Lions and Boks' changes indicate another brutal, heavyweight Test

Jul 28th 2021, 7:00 PM 6,810 Views 3 Comments

The South Africans have reverted to a 6/2 bench as the Lions reshuffle their XV.

Join BJ Botha, Bernard Jackman and The42 for a special Lions preview event
# Unmute
# Unmute

Join BJ Botha, Bernard Jackman and The42 for a special Lions preview event

Jul 28th 2021, 11:39 AM 2,134 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be sharing screens and talking scrums.

# springboks - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Conan goes again with 'freak athletes' Curry and Lawes in Lions back row
# Combination
# Combination

Conan goes again with 'freak athletes' Curry and Lawes in Lions back row

Jul 27th 2021, 10:00 PM 14,805 Views 7 Comments

Warren Gatland was impressed with the Ireland number eight last weekend.

Gatland calls on Murray's control as Lions get set for an 'arm wrestle'
# Selection
# Selection

Gatland calls on Murray's control as Lions get set for an 'arm wrestle'

Jul 27th 2021, 3:19 PM 10,008 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach has also brought Chris Harris into his midfield.

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test
# Team News
# Team News

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test

Jul 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 46,688 Views 23 Comments

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half comes into the starting XV in place of Ali Price.

# springboks - Monday 26 July, 2021

Vunipola's impact a boost for Lions as Jones remains doubtful for second Test
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

Vunipola's impact a boost for Lions as Jones remains doubtful for second Test

Jul 26th 2021, 4:21 PM 7,359 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old was bemused by Rassie Erasmus’ accusations of dangerous play.

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