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#Springboks

# springboks - Friday 31 January, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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'

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.

# springboks - 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.

# springboks - 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.

# springboks - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around

The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.

# springboks - 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.’

# springboks - Monday 14 October, 2019

South Africa international Etzebeth takes rights watchdog to High Court over racism case

The 27-year-old Springbok is accused of using racist slurs against four men.

# springboks - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload

Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.

# springboks - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Reinach sets World Cup hat-trick record as Springboks thrash Canada

South Africa ran in 10 tries, including the scrum-half’s 11-minute treble.

# springboks - Friday 4 October, 2019

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Shades of Mealamu and Umaga as Italian prop sees red in loss to Springboks

South Africa wrapped up the bonus point after Lovotti and Quaglio combined to spear Duane Vermeulen.

# springboks - Thursday 3 October, 2019

South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case

South African player fully focused on tomorrow’s crucial game against Italy.

# springboks - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup

Eben Etzebeth is alleged to have insulted, assaulted and pointed a gun at a 42-year-old man.

# springboks - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Springbok Coetzee named in Ulster squad for Pro14 double-header after missing out on World Cup

The back-row was expected to be ruled out for 12 weeks with an ankle injury.

# springboks - Saturday 21 September, 2019

'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'

There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.

All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters

Steve Hansen’s men won the game with a stunning flurry of points in the first half.

# springboks - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Erasmus names unchanged Springbok side to take on New Zealand in World Cup opener

Pool B begins with an absolute blockbuster.

# springboks - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

'It's a funny pic, it's just good fun' - Springboks in good shape for World Cup

Faf de Klerk is enjoying the freedom Jacques Nienaber has given him in defence.

# springboks - Friday 30 August, 2019

'It had never been done before' - When Ireland beat the Springboks on South African soil

In June 2016, they earned a first-ever Test win at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

Felix Jones with Springboks an 'awkward' challenge for Schmidt

The former Munster coach will know the ‘language’ of Ireland camp, but the Kiwi insists he won’t change it up if Ireland face South Africa in Japan.

# springboks - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Felix Jones joins Rassie's Springboks backroom for Rugby World Cup

Jones, 32, handed short-term contract as defence consultant.

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