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#Springboks

# springboks - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider
# Analysis
# Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider

Jun 22nd 2016, 2:09 PM 8,765 Views 2 Comments

Gavin Duffy joined Murray Kinsella to reflect on Ireland’s second Test defeat and preview this weekend’s final clash.

# springboks - Monday 20 June, 2016

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt

Jun 20th 2016, 3:41 PM 5,356 Views 6 Comments

The Kiwi explains his thought process behind delaying the introduction of his replacement backs as Ireland faded in Jo’burg.

Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam'
# On The Move
# On The Move

Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam'

Jun 20th 2016, 2:15 PM 5,241 Views 3 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s squad went for a dip in the Indian Ocean this morning as they recovered ahead of next Saturday’s big third Test.

# springboks - Sunday 19 June, 2016

'Not many teams can work their way out of the hole if there's not something special in that team'
# Resilience
# Resilience

'Not many teams can work their way out of the hole if there's not something special in that team'

Jun 19th 2016, 3:43 PM 7,419 Views 33 Comments

Allister Coetzee and Adriaan Strauss reflect on South Africa’s big comeback victory against Ireland yesterday.

# springboks - Saturday 18 June, 2016

"I think I've won Joe over" - Craig Gilroy ready to take chance against Boks
# Tour De Force
# Tour De Force

"I think I've won Joe over" - Craig Gilroy ready to take chance against Boks

Jun 18th 2016, 7:32 AM 4,737 Views 10 Comments

The Ulsterman’s in line to win his eighth cap this evening.

Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa
# Outside The Boks
# Outside The Boks

Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa

Jun 18th 2016, 5:50 AM 3,900 Views 5 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side looked more fluid in attack last weekend before the red card forced a tactical shift.

# springboks - Friday 17 June, 2016

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'
# Series On The Line
# Series On The Line

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'

Jun 17th 2016, 4:43 PM 5,457 Views 3 Comments

The odds are against Ireland in Johannesburg this weekend, but it didn’t stop them last time.

# springboks - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum couldn't live with the Beast as Boks brought back the hit
# Beastmode
# Beastmode

Analysis: Ireland's scrum couldn't live with the Beast as Boks brought back the hit

Jun 16th 2016, 7:00 PM 11,947 Views 10 Comments

The Irish pack struggled until a crucial second-half substitution.

# springboks - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker
# Winging It
# Winging It

Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker

Jun 14th 2016, 6:45 AM 8,265 Views 15 Comments

‘I was there, taking the credit! Like I had anything to do with it all happening!’

# springboks - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Jackson's steely confidence shines for all to see in Cape Town masterclass
# Ticked All The Boks
# Ticked All The Boks

Jackson's steely confidence shines for all to see in Cape Town masterclass

Jun 11th 2016, 8:12 PM 12,039 Views 20 Comments

The Ulster out-half made sure that nobody is talking about Jonathan Sexton’s absence tonight.

Rory Best: 'We dug really, really deep to get that win'
# Due South
# Due South

Rory Best: 'We dug really, really deep to get that win'

Jun 11th 2016, 6:31 PM 7,389 Views 37 Comments

The Ireland skipper led his side to an historic win.

Red card be damned! Incredible Irish effort earns first-ever win in South Africa
# Cape Crusaders
# Cape Crusaders

Red card be damned! Incredible Irish effort earns first-ever win in South Africa

Jun 11th 2016, 6:04 PM 50,141 Views 139 Comments

Despite losing CJ Stander mid way through the first half, Ireland carved out a win in Cape Town.

Ireland start second half as they mean to go on with Conor Murray try
# Boks
# Boks

Ireland start second half as they mean to go on with Conor Murray try

Jun 11th 2016, 5:29 PM 8,343 Views 15 Comments

The 14-man visitors are on the front foot.

VIDEO: Did CJ Stander deserve to see red for this incident against South Africa?
# Red Card
# Red Card

VIDEO: Did CJ Stander deserve to see red for this incident against South Africa?

Jun 11th 2016, 4:40 PM 29,069 Views 67 Comments

The Munster man has been dismissed.

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

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour

Jun 11th 2016, 3:58 PM 115,358 Views 140 Comments

Your blow-by-blow updates from Cape Town are right here.

# springboks - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast
# The Beast
# The Beast

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast

Jun 9th 2016, 4:00 PM 6,835 Views 22 Comments

Tendai Mtawarira’s technique makes him very hard to stop.

De Klerk debut, 10 shirt for Lambie in Springbok side to take on Ireland
# New Kid On The Boks
# New Kid On The Boks

De Klerk debut, 10 shirt for Lambie in Springbok side to take on Ireland

Jun 9th 2016, 2:10 PM 6,487 Views 18 Comments

Allister Coetzee has named eight of the team who beat Argentina to third at the World Cup.

# springboks - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

'We overestimate potential quality of southern hemisphere opposition and do ourselves down a bit'
# Boks Clever
# Boks Clever

'We overestimate potential quality of southern hemisphere opposition and do ourselves down a bit'

Jun 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 7,269 Views 8 Comments

Shane Horgan doesn’t want Ireland to be bogged down about the size of the ‘Boks or Ireland’s injury absentees.

# springboks - Monday 6 June, 2016

In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars touch down in South Africa and head for a dip
# On Tour
# On Tour

In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars touch down in South Africa and head for a dip

Jun 6th 2016, 6:42 PM 16,423 Views 11 Comments

And they got a spot of training in too.

# springboks - Monday 30 May, 2016

'I've to report in with my mum after the tour': Schmidt focus on 'Boks before new contract
# Investments
# Investments

'I've to report in with my mum after the tour': Schmidt focus on 'Boks before new contract

May 30th 2016, 5:27 PM 10,214 Views 18 Comments

Ireland’s head coach explains why he called on Connacht’s Quinn Roux and omitted Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell for the tour to South Africa.

# springboks - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

May 25th 2016, 3:00 PM 25,756 Views 73 Comments

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

# springboks - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines
# Hamstrung
# Hamstrung

Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines

May 19th 2016, 1:48 PM 11,490 Views 29 Comments

The Tullow Tank suffered a massive setback in his rehab in the last weekend of the regular season and will miss Ireland’s tour to South Africa.

# springboks - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Ireland can't fall into the trap of having a 'head-banging competition' on rare trip to South Africa
# Fresh Approach
# Fresh Approach

Ireland can't fall into the trap of having a 'head-banging competition' on rare trip to South Africa

May 8th 2016, 8:38 AM 8,456 Views 5 Comments

Shane Horgan looks back on Ireland’s last tour and has hopes for the imminent visit 12 years on.

# springboks - Monday 25 April, 2016

World Cup winner White backs Erasmus to add 'another dimension' and succeed at Munster
# Rassie
# Rassie

World Cup winner White backs Erasmus to add 'another dimension' and succeed at Munster

Apr 25th 2016, 6:20 AM 7,159 Views 4 Comments

The Montpellier coach says there was no truth in speculation linking himself with the role.

# springboks - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

'I guarantee we'll be ready for Ireland,' promises new Springboks coach Coetzee
# Boks Clever
# Boks Clever

'I guarantee we'll be ready for Ireland,' promises new Springboks coach Coetzee

Apr 12th 2016, 1:46 PM 6,259 Views 24 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland kick off three-Test summer tour in Cape Town on 11 June.

# springboks - Monday 11 April, 2016

South Africa set to finally confirm new boss after bizarre delay
# About Time
# About Time

South Africa set to finally confirm new boss after bizarre delay

Apr 11th 2016, 2:34 PM 8,140 Views 25 Comments

Allister Coetzee is expected to become the second black coach of the Springboks

# springboks - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Springbok skipper Du Preez brings curtain down on outstanding rugby career
# True Champion
# True Champion

Springbok skipper Du Preez brings curtain down on outstanding rugby career

Mar 24th 2016, 4:19 PM 5,639 Views 4 Comments

The World Cup winner played 76 Test matches for South Africa.

# springboks - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Zane Kirchner toughing out the rain to find silver linings in every cloud
# The Quiet Man
# The Quiet Man

Zane Kirchner toughing out the rain to find silver linings in every cloud

Jan 5th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,572 Views 2 Comments

Negativity has no place in Zane Kirchner’s world.

# springboks - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Heyneke Meyer walks away from Springboks job
# SPRUNG LOOSE
# SPRUNG LOOSE

Heyneke Meyer walks away from Springboks job

Dec 3rd 2015, 9:17 AM 6,776 Views 8 Comments

Meyer guided South Africa to third in the World Cup, but was subjected to constant criticism about his side’s style of play.

# springboks - Friday 30 October, 2015

Springboks claim third in World Cup as greats of the game wave goodbye
# Bronze Medal
# Bronze Medal

Springboks claim third in World Cup as greats of the game wave goodbye

Oct 30th 2015, 10:12 PM 11,154 Views 18 Comments

Argentina attacked as ambitiously as ever but couldn’t find the finishes they needed.

# springboks - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement
# Last Stand
# Last Stand

Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement

Oct 28th 2015, 5:40 PM 6,834 Views 3 Comments

Also, Ruan Pienaar is back in the starting line-up.

# springboks - Saturday 24 October, 2015

All Blacks pass brutal Springboks test to secure World Cup final spot
# Clinical
# Clinical

All Blacks pass brutal Springboks test to secure World Cup final spot

Oct 24th 2015, 6:05 PM 7,452 Views 9 Comments

Steve Hansen’s men took their two try-scoring chances wonderfully well.

Gangs, drugs & suicide: Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse on still being here
# The Right Path
# The Right Path

Gangs, drugs & suicide: Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse on still being here

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 26,029 Views 7 Comments

Somehow, despite his troubled teenage years, the South African broke free from the chains and lived out his dream.

# springboks - Friday 23 October, 2015

'I was just running on instinct, I didn't want to stuff it up': Old, wise McCaw still wary of over-thinking the biggest games
# Influence
# Influence

'I was just running on instinct, I didn't want to stuff it up': Old, wise McCaw still wary of over-thinking the biggest games

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:29 PM 6,142 Views 0 Comments

The captain is ready to get more battle scars to reach a second consecutive World Cup final.

# springboks - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Current All Blacks 'probably the best team to ever play the game' -- Springbok boss Meyer
# Charm Offensive
# Charm Offensive

Current All Blacks 'probably the best team to ever play the game' -- Springbok boss Meyer

Oct 21st 2015, 1:36 PM 3,846 Views 7 Comments

‘To beat the number one side in the world you have to be better than your best,’ says Bryan Habana.

# springboks - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Ridiculous behind-the-back offload gives Springboks win over Wales
# Wow
# Wow

Ridiculous behind-the-back offload gives Springboks win over Wales

Oct 17th 2015, 6:01 PM 11,046 Views 31 Comments

What a way to settle a bruising quarter-final!

# springboks - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Watch the moment Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's World Cup try record
# Class Act
# Class Act

Watch the moment Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's World Cup try record

Oct 7th 2015, 8:32 PM 4,502 Views 2 Comments

Habana pounced on a loose ball to score.

Habana matches Lomu's try-scoring record as Springboks hammer USA
# Record Chaser
# Record Chaser

Habana matches Lomu's try-scoring record as Springboks hammer USA

Oct 7th 2015, 6:52 PM 7,471 Views 12 Comments

Habana’s hattrick moved him level with Jonah Lomu in the record books.

# springboks - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Ruan Pienaar again left out as Springboks make three changes for Scotland
# On The Bench
# On The Bench

Ruan Pienaar again left out as Springboks make three changes for Scotland

Sep 30th 2015, 5:53 PM 6,752 Views 9 Comments

Pienaar on the bench again as Fourie du Preez captains the side.

# springboks - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Jean de Villiers went back on the field with a broken jaw yesterday, but now he's out of the RWC
# Hard Man
# Hard Man

Jean de Villiers went back on the field with a broken jaw yesterday, but now he's out of the RWC

Sep 27th 2015, 12:17 PM 11,490 Views 18 Comments

Jan Serfontein has been called up to replace the luckless skipper.