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#Springboks

# springboks - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Erasmus recalls Le Roux and de Klerk as Springboks ring the changes for England
# The Boks
# The Boks

Erasmus recalls Le Roux and de Klerk as Springboks ring the changes for England

Jun 7th 2018, 12:09 PM 6,733 Views 9 Comments

The sides meet in Johannesburg on Saturday.

# springboks - Friday 1 June, 2018

Gatland slams 'bitter and twisted' critics ahead of Wales-Springboks US Test
# Gatty Goes To Washington
# Gatty Goes To Washington

Gatland slams 'bitter and twisted' critics ahead of Wales-Springboks US Test

Jun 1st 2018, 10:25 AM 12,309 Views 21 Comments

Wales play South Africa in a lucrative Washington DC clash tomorrow.

# springboks - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Rassie Erasmus names first black captain of the Springboks
# Groundbreaker
# Groundbreaker

Rassie Erasmus names first black captain of the Springboks

May 29th 2018, 9:30 PM 33,328 Views 23 Comments

However, the Springbok coach admits: ‘we are trying to fix all the wrong things that we did in the past’.

# springboks - Friday 2 February, 2018

Embattled Coetzee given the shove from South Africa job
# Rassie Up
# Rassie Up

Embattled Coetzee given the shove from South Africa job

Feb 2nd 2018, 10:35 AM 8,629 Views 15 Comments

Rassie Erasmus is expected to replace Coetzee after two years of poor results.

# springboks - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Wales survive Springboks comeback as Parkes stars on debut
# November Tests
# November Tests

Wales survive Springboks comeback as Parkes stars on debut

Dec 2nd 2017, 5:08 PM 8,878 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side nearly squandered an 11-point half-time lead, but held firm to end Autumn with two wins.

# springboks - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner
# Monster
# Monster

'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner

Nov 12th 2017, 9:42 AM 16,884 Views 13 Comments

The powerful Ulster lock dominated his opposite number Eben Etzebeth in a telling collision.

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'
# Lovely Hurling
# Lovely Hurling

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

Nov 12th 2017, 12:01 AM 15,246 Views 17 Comments

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# springboks - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt
# Margins
# Margins

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

Nov 11th 2017, 10:01 PM 14,755 Views 7 Comments

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks
# Stock On The Rise
# Stock On The Rise

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Nov 11th 2017, 7:37 PM 29,164 Views 63 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life'
# Interview
# Interview

'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life'

Nov 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 21,722 Views 8 Comments

We caught up with former Ulster captain and Springbok lock Johann Muller to talk farming in a drought, bountiful times for Iain Henderson and a telling month for South African rugby.

# springboks - Friday 10 November, 2017

Best feeling fit to lead Ireland against 'Boks, but won't look beyond this season
# Skip
# Skip

Best feeling fit to lead Ireland against 'Boks, but won't look beyond this season

Nov 10th 2017, 1:58 PM 3,940 Views 9 Comments

‘If you’re not fit enough you get found out very, very quickly.’

# springboks - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland
# Sa
# Sa

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland

Nov 9th 2017, 3:51 PM 10,439 Views 16 Comments

Pieter Steph du Toit has been retained in the back row behind Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash
# First XV
# First XV

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Nov 9th 2017, 1:51 PM 30,018 Views 116 Comments

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland
# November Tests
# November Tests

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

Nov 9th 2017, 6:45 AM 8,396 Views 2 Comments

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# springboks - Monday 6 November, 2017

'One of the older fellas,' but Test match buzz still takes hold of Keith Earls
# Peak Keith
# Peak Keith

'One of the older fellas,' but Test match buzz still takes hold of Keith Earls

Nov 6th 2017, 2:46 PM 6,873 Views 22 Comments

Approaching nine years since his debut, the Munster wing is being kept on his toes by the young blood in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Delayed birthday boy Treadwell only missing man from Ireland training
# Feeling 22
# Feeling 22

Delayed birthday boy Treadwell only missing man from Ireland training

Nov 6th 2017, 1:16 PM 9,319 Views 20 Comments

The Ulster lock will re-join Schmidt’s squad on Wednesday evening after a delayed return from South Africa.

'A big loss to the Springboks but a massive gain for Munster': Van Graan arrival date confirmed
# Incoming
# Incoming

'A big loss to the Springboks but a massive gain for Munster': Van Graan arrival date confirmed

Nov 6th 2017, 11:53 AM 18,257 Views 15 Comments

The South Africa assistant coach will take the reins at Munster from 20 November.

# springboks - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland
# Springboks
# Springboks

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland

Oct 29th 2017, 4:10 PM 5,497 Views 30 Comments

Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will hope to make their international debuts.

# springboks - Friday 13 October, 2017

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests
# It's Official
# It's Official

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests

Oct 13th 2017, 10:55 AM 5,192 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.

# springboks - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

South Africa Test now a 51,000 sell out as Schmidt's Ireland return to action
# November Internationals
# November Internationals

South Africa Test now a 51,000 sell out as Schmidt's Ireland return to action

Oct 11th 2017, 2:56 PM 8,450 Views 8 Comments

Tickets for the games against Fiji and Argentina are also in high demand.

# springboks - Friday 6 October, 2017

This is the new jersey Ireland will wear against South Africa in November
# I Got Stripes
# I Got Stripes

This is the new jersey Ireland will wear against South Africa in November

Oct 6th 2017, 3:33 PM 15,390 Views 30 Comments

Suck in that gut and tighten the belt.

# springboks - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'Keep our families out of it': Etzebeth tells angry 'Bok fans to direct frustration at players
# Come At Me
# Come At Me

'Keep our families out of it': Etzebeth tells angry 'Bok fans to direct frustration at players

Sep 19th 2017, 2:34 PM 8,356 Views 2 Comments

South Africa have two home matches to rebuild confidence before travelling to Dublin in November.

# springboks - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests
# Southern Discomfort
# Southern Discomfort

Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests

Aug 19th 2017, 7:15 AM 3,012 Views 0 Comments

Allister Coetzee briefly eased the pressure with three wins over Les Bleus, but France are a very poor state.

# springboks - Friday 23 June, 2017

Springboks close in on series sweep against France to ease pressure on under-fire coaches
# Coetzee Armour
# Coetzee Armour

Springboks close in on series sweep against France to ease pressure on under-fire coaches

Jun 23rd 2017, 4:42 PM 5,915 Views 4 Comments

Allister Coetzee’s nightmare first year in charge prompted the SARU’s interest in Rassie Erasmus.

# springboks - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Taute loving life at Munster but in no hurry to sort out his future
# Extended Stay
# Extended Stay

Taute loving life at Munster but in no hurry to sort out his future

Mar 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 9,722 Views 23 Comments

The former Springbok has been a big hit since arriving in Limerick.

# springboks - Saturday 4 February, 2017

South Africa legend Joost van der Westhuizen 'in critical condition' in hospital
# Joost Van Der Westhuizen
# Joost Van Der Westhuizen

South Africa legend Joost van der Westhuizen 'in critical condition' in hospital

Feb 4th 2017, 2:27 PM 12,222 Views 10 Comments

The World Cup winning scrum-half is fighting motor neurone disease.

# springboks - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

9 great matches that defined Irish rugby in 2016
# Essential Viewing
# Essential Viewing

9 great matches that defined Irish rugby in 2016

Dec 20th 2016, 7:50 AM 17,783 Views 12 Comments

These are well worth watching all over again.

# springboks - Monday 21 November, 2016

Springbok coach Coetzee points to 'unique challenges' with end of torrid tour in sight
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Springbok coach Coetzee points to 'unique challenges' with end of torrid tour in sight

Nov 21st 2016, 10:06 PM 6,520 Views 8 Comments

The pressure is on Coetzee after defeat to Italy.

# springboks - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Forza O'Shea! Italy dig deep to stun Springboks
# Veni Vidi Vici
# Veni Vidi Vici

Forza O'Shea! Italy dig deep to stun Springboks

Nov 19th 2016, 4:09 PM 12,572 Views 22 Comments

Tries from Habana and DeAllende inside the first 16 minutes were not enough of a cushion for a shabby South Africa outfit.

# springboks - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Ireland's 2023 World Cup rivals confident racial targets will be met for bid to proceed
# Bidding War
# Bidding War

Ireland's 2023 World Cup rivals confident racial targets will be met for bid to proceed

Oct 27th 2016, 2:52 PM 9,592 Views 23 Comments

South Africa’s bid has been in limbo but they are confident it will meet criteria.

# springboks - Saturday 8 October, 2016

All Blacks thrash South Africa for record-equalling 17th consecutive win
# One-sided
# One-sided

All Blacks thrash South Africa for record-equalling 17th consecutive win

Oct 8th 2016, 6:44 PM 11,511 Views 21 Comments

New Zealand hammered the Springboks in a 42-point victory in Durban.

# springboks - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Steyn boots 'Boks to victory against Australia
# Rugby Championship
# Rugby Championship

Steyn boots 'Boks to victory against Australia

Oct 1st 2016, 8:37 PM 4,871 Views 4 Comments

Morne Steyn made his recall to the South African number 10 slot count.

# springboks - Saturday 17 September, 2016

All Blacks crush Springboks in six-try rout
# Easy
# Easy

All Blacks crush Springboks in six-try rout

Sep 17th 2016, 11:09 AM 8,684 Views 7 Comments

The runaway competition leaders again banked a bonus point, their fourth in four matches.

# springboks - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Pressure eased on Michael Cheika as Australia dig deep to see off the Springboks
# Crucial Win
# Crucial Win

Pressure eased on Michael Cheika as Australia dig deep to see off the Springboks

Sep 10th 2016, 2:17 PM 4,658 Views 4 Comments

The Wallabies avoided a seventh straight defeat.

# springboks - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Last-gasp Whiteley try gives Boks victory in thriller against Pumas
# Late Winner
# Late Winner

Last-gasp Whiteley try gives Boks victory in thriller against Pumas

Aug 20th 2016, 6:49 PM 4,505 Views 0 Comments

Allister Coetzee’s side got their Rugby Championship off to a winning start.

# springboks - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands
# Analysis
# Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands

Jun 29th 2016, 12:31 AM 10,972 Views 5 Comments

Shane Jenning’s joins Murray to reflect on a disappointing weekend for Irish rugby.

# springboks - Saturday 25 June, 2016

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour Final Test
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour Final Test

Jun 25th 2016, 3:19 PM 65,679 Views 55 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland target another piece of history in Port Elizabeth.

# springboks - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat
# Known Unknowns
# Known Unknowns

'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat

Jun 23rd 2016, 4:30 PM 3,965 Views 3 Comments

The South Africa coach is prepared for Andrew Trimble to take on more of the carrying workload.

Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win
# Boks It Off
# Boks It Off

Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win

Jun 23rd 2016, 3:12 PM 3,852 Views 6 Comments

The Kiwi says his players are always motivated and won’t need reminding before Saturday’s deciding third Test.

'We realise we’re massively fortunate to get a second bite at this apple'
# The Henderson Kid
# The Henderson Kid

'We realise we’re massively fortunate to get a second bite at this apple'

Jun 23rd 2016, 7:16 AM 5,939 Views 5 Comments

Iain Henderson and Ireland are on the brink of an historic series win.