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#Springboks

# springboks - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Munster were close to signing World Cup winner Du Toit before Jenkins deal
# Big Name
# Big Name

Munster were close to signing World Cup winner Du Toit before Jenkins deal

Mar 30th 2021, 7:24 PM 29,523 Views 62 Comments

The 2019 World Cup player of the year had been lined up to join after the Lions tour.

# springboks - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Former Ireland international Lynne Cantwell takes new role with South Africa Rugby
# Boks Office
# Boks Office

Former Ireland international Lynne Cantwell takes new role with South Africa Rugby

Feb 18th 2021, 2:12 PM 8,216 Views 2 Comments

Cantwell will become SA Rugby’s first High Performance Manager for Women’s Rugby.

# springboks - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,473 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

# springboks - Monday 14 December, 2020

Springboks wing Dyantyi handed four-year doping ban
# Suspension
# Suspension

Springboks wing Dyantyi handed four-year doping ban

Dec 14th 2020, 2:03 PM 8,021 Views 10 Comments

The 26-year-old tested positive for three banned substances.

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
# Challenge
# Challenge

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022

Dec 14th 2020, 1:47 PM 6,807 Views 10 Comments

Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

# springboks - 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 9,263 Views 4 Comments

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

# springboks - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour
# Mane Attraction
# Mane Attraction

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 4:28 PM 4,459 Views 1 Comment

The Lions’ eight-match trip is planned to begin on 3 July.

# springboks - Friday 16 October, 2020

World Cup holders South Africa pull out of Rugby Championship
# No Go
# No Go

World Cup holders South Africa pull out of Rugby Championship

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 7:42 AM 13,050 Views 7 Comments

They could face the Lions next July having not played since the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.

# springboks - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Draft system to be used for a Springbok trial match 'never seen before'
# In House
# In House

Draft system to be used for a Springbok trial match 'never seen before'

Sep 16th 2020, 6:55 PM 11,376 Views 5 Comments

Foreign-based players such as Toulouse’s Cheslin Kolbe and Rynhardt Elstadt will be unavailable.

# springboks - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 1st 2020, 8:15 PM 25,584 Views 55 Comments

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

# springboks - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'
# Test Rugby
# Test Rugby

'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'

Aug 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,905 Views 12 Comments

RG Snyman will remain an important part of South Africa’s plans moving forward.

# springboks - Monday 8 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 8th 2020, 6:31 PM 6,700 Views 4 Comments

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

# springboks - Saturday 30 May, 2020

South Africa and UK ramping up return to sport
# Unpack The Boks
# Unpack The Boks

South Africa and UK ramping up return to sport

May 30th 2020, 5:23 PM 4,176 Views 1 Comment

Professional sport has been given an amber light to proceed in South Africa, though contact sports will have to lay out detailed plans to maintain player safety.

# springboks - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Former Munster man Walters leaves the Springboks for club in the UK
# Moving On
# Moving On

Former Munster man Walters leaves the Springboks for club in the UK

May 5th 2020, 1:40 PM 12,900 Views 2 Comments

The Welshman departs with a World Cup winner’s medal.

# springboks - Friday 27 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 27th 2020, 2:02 PM 16,743 Views 32 Comments

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

# springboks - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 24th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,334 Views 5 Comments

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

# springboks - Friday 31 January, 2020

Springbok signings are complete game-changers for van Graan's Munster
# Intent
# Intent

Springbok signings are complete game-changers for van Graan's Munster

Jan 31st 2020, 4:56 PM 19,893 Views 66 Comments

RG Snyman and Damian de Allende are likely to become fan favourites at Thomond Park.

# springboks - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'From physiotherapist to Springboks head coach' - Ex-Munster defence coach set to replace Erasmus
# Right Hand Man
# Right Hand Man

'From physiotherapist to Springboks head coach' - Ex-Munster defence coach set to replace Erasmus

Jan 21st 2020, 4:17 PM 15,440 Views 3 Comments

47-year-old Jacques Nienaber has been part of Rassie’s backroom staff in his past four jobs and won the World Cup in November.

# springboks - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Gatland's Lions to face Super Rugby sides and South Africa 'A' in 2021
# Schedule
# Schedule

Gatland's Lions to face Super Rugby sides and South Africa 'A' in 2021

Dec 4th 2019, 9:00 AM 7,347 Views 18 Comments

The touring side have announced details of a reduced eight-game tour in South Africa.

# springboks - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Van Graan fondly recalls Kolisi debut and hails 'incredible' journey
# Gold Standard
# Gold Standard

Van Graan fondly recalls Kolisi debut and hails 'incredible' journey

Nov 9th 2019, 9:00 AM 11,106 Views 4 Comments

The Munster boss worked at close quarters with many of the World Cup-winners.

# springboks - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Van Graan confirms Munster in 'advanced discussions' with two World Cup-winning Springboks
# Double Coup
# Double Coup

Van Graan confirms Munster in 'advanced discussions' with two World Cup-winning Springboks

Nov 5th 2019, 5:25 PM 38,722 Views 163 Comments

The province are in talks to sign Damian de Allende and RG Snyman.

# springboks - Monday 4 November, 2019

'It means a lot for the boys from the rural area who didn’t go to private school'
# Rise
# Rise

'It means a lot for the boys from the rural area who didn’t go to private school'

Nov 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 38,522 Views 53 Comments

Makazole Mapimpi, who used to walk 10km to school, has had a stunning rise with the Springboks.

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

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

Nov 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 49,622 Views 42 Comments

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

# springboks - Sunday 3 November, 2019

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory
# Resurgence
# Resurgence

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory

Nov 3rd 2019, 5:12 AM 14,113 Views 9 Comments

The 47-year-old told his players they could lift the trophy 18 months ago.

# springboks - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'
# Beaten
# Beaten

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'

Nov 2nd 2019, 6:45 PM 15,019 Views 9 Comments

The England head coach was at a loss to explain how his side failed to back up their win against the All Blacks.

'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum
# No Scrum No Win
# No Scrum No Win

'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum

Nov 2nd 2019, 5:37 PM 11,187 Views 6 Comments

The Springboks pack was ruthless in going after the English set-piece in the World Cup final.

# springboks - Thursday 31 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 31st 2019, 12:45 AM 5,446 Views 1 Comment

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

# springboks - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Ominously, Rassie plans for this World Cup to be a 'springboard' for the Boks
# Growing Force
# Growing Force

Ominously, Rassie plans for this World Cup to be a 'springboard' for the Boks

Oct 30th 2019, 1:30 PM 8,058 Views 4 Comments

There are big challenges for South African rugby but their return to the top table has been welcome.

# springboks - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 29th 2019, 10:18 AM 9,703 Views 8 Comments

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

Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics
# Box Kicks
# Box Kicks

Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics

Oct 29th 2019, 5:18 AM 4,631 Views 3 Comments

The South Africans have been criticised in many quarters for their kick-heavy approach.

# springboks - Monday 28 October, 2019

'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off'
# Sparring
# Sparring

'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off'

Updated Oct 28th 2019, 5:01 PM 61,521 Views 44 Comments

Eddie Jones couldn’t resist firing a shot back at the Wales boss.

'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience
# Tough
# Tough

'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience

Oct 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,097 Views 0 Comments

England are the favourites for Saturday’s World Cup final but the Boks will apply pressure.

# springboks - Sunday 27 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 27th 2019, 3:37 PM 18,411 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 27th 2019, 12:45 PM 12,645 Views 22 Comments

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
# Tension
# Tension

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

Oct 27th 2019, 10:59 AM 14,224 Views 40 Comments

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
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

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

Oct 27th 2019, 8:07 AM 53,670 Views 29 Comments

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
# Slugfest
# Slugfest

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

Oct 27th 2019, 1:15 AM 8,305 Views 22 Comments

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

# springboks - Friday 25 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 25th 2019, 5:45 AM 8,811 Views 9 Comments

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

# springboks - Thursday 24 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 24th 2019, 5:18 PM 8,352 Views 10 Comments

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
# Absent
# Absent

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

Oct 24th 2019, 7:16 AM 7,774 Views 4 Comments

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

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