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#Springboks

# springboks - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Silky smooth hands from De Villiers and Le Roux help see off Samoa
# Tiki Taka
# Tiki Taka

Silky smooth hands from De Villiers and Le Roux help see off Samoa

Sep 26th 2015, 11:02 PM 3,158 Views 0 Comments

The skipper did well for the ‘Boks.

# springboks - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

'We've seen all the cartoons and jokes': Springboks ready to take out frustration on Samoa
# Siege Mentality
# Siege Mentality

'We've seen all the cartoons and jokes': Springboks ready to take out frustration on Samoa

Sep 23rd 2015, 2:09 PM 6,490 Views 10 Comments

It took three days for the squad to get over defeat to Japan, but now they insist they can get back on track to top Pool B.

# springboks - Thursday 17 September, 2015

This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup?
# Northsiders
# Northsiders

This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup?

Sep 17th 2015, 9:47 PM 9,319 Views 10 Comments

Ireland are the only Home Nations side to have never progressed beyond the World Cup quarter-finals.

# springboks - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

The injury that made Victor Matfield an accidental Springboks superstar
# Profile
# Profile

The injury that made Victor Matfield an accidental Springboks superstar

Sep 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 7,931 Views 1 Comment

Can this talismanic figure inspire a Boks win on English soil?

# springboks - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Here's the final instalment of Jean De Villiers' inspirational Road to Recovery doc
# No Pain No Game
# No Pain No Game

Here's the final instalment of Jean De Villiers' inspirational Road to Recovery doc

Sep 5th 2015, 12:44 PM 7,866 Views 1 Comment

‘People are saying it’s this massive high mountain. Then you go through it and for me it’s a kind of a biggish little hill.’

# springboks - Sunday 30 August, 2015

South Africa's participation in the Rugby World Cup could be in doubt
# Say It Ain't So
# Say It Ain't So

South Africa's participation in the Rugby World Cup could be in doubt

Aug 30th 2015, 9:03 PM 21,632 Views 37 Comments

A political party are seeking a court order to have them kicked out.

# springboks - Friday 28 August, 2015

Leinster lose another for the World Cup after Springboks include Kirchner
# Leinster's Loss
# Leinster's Loss

Leinster lose another for the World Cup after Springboks include Kirchner

Aug 28th 2015, 5:57 PM 6,653 Views 7 Comments

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar is also included in the squad.

# springboks - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Three Irish forwards make Bakkies Botha's World Cup dream team
# Seal Of Approval
# Seal Of Approval

Three Irish forwards make Bakkies Botha's World Cup dream team

Aug 27th 2015, 6:40 PM 21,076 Views 31 Comments

No other northern hemisphere players feature, however.

# springboks - Friday 7 August, 2015

Premiership club play down reports that they're about to sign Victor Matfield
# Cold Water
# Cold Water

Premiership club play down reports that they're about to sign Victor Matfield

Aug 7th 2015, 12:11 PM 7,534 Views 7 Comments

Is the Springbok legend heading to England?

# springboks - Monday 27 July, 2015

All Blacks box clever and 5 more talking points from the Rugby Championship weekend
# Due South
# Due South

All Blacks box clever and 5 more talking points from the Rugby Championship weekend

Jul 27th 2015, 10:27 AM 7,583 Views 1 Comment

The big three were pretty impressive.

# springboks - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Jean de Villiers receives standing ovation as Springboks cruise to win over World XV
# Comeback
# Comeback

Jean de Villiers receives standing ovation as Springboks cruise to win over World XV

Jul 11th 2015, 7:20 PM 12,123 Views 2 Comments

Heyneke Meyer’s side ran out comfortable winners.

# springboks - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Pienaar and 'Boks up against Botha and 7 more Toulon stars in World XV
# Bakkies Home
# Bakkies Home

Pienaar and 'Boks up against Botha and 7 more Toulon stars in World XV

Jul 9th 2015, 1:42 PM 6,803 Views 1 Comment

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has named an experimental midfield including the exciting 21-year-old Jesse Kriel.

# springboks - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Ex-Munster centre de Villiers nears Springboks comeback after horror injury
# Leader
# Leader

Ex-Munster centre de Villiers nears Springboks comeback after horror injury

Jul 7th 2015, 11:30 AM 7,433 Views 12 Comments

The 34-year-old’s road to recovery is the subject of an excellent documentary.

# springboks - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Huge blow for Springboks as Coenie Oosthuizen out of World Cup with neck injury
# Injury
# Injury

Huge blow for Springboks as Coenie Oosthuizen out of World Cup with neck injury

Jun 30th 2015, 5:41 PM 4,715 Views 0 Comments

The versatile prop has a long history of neck injuries.

# springboks - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Montpellier have confirmed the signing of a powerful pair of Springbok brothers
# Grunt
# Grunt

Montpellier have confirmed the signing of a powerful pair of Springbok brothers

Jun 17th 2015, 11:17 AM 5,887 Views 1 Comment

Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis will be bringing their aggression to the Top 14 next season.

# springboks - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

South Africa are now an official rival for Ireland in 2023 World Cup bid
# BOK OFF
# BOK OFF

South Africa are now an official rival for Ireland in 2023 World Cup bid

Mar 4th 2015, 4:16 PM 12,692 Views 33 Comments

The SARU are hoping persistence pays off as they enter the bidding for the fourth straight tournament.

# springboks - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Jean de Villiers suffers 'significant ligament damage' after horror injury against Wales
# Long Way Back
# Long Way Back

Jean de Villiers suffers 'significant ligament damage' after horror injury against Wales

Nov 30th 2014, 1:34 PM 9,899 Views 10 Comments

The centre’s hopes of playing in next year’s World Cup could be in doubt.

# springboks - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Wales go hunting for overdue win over Springboks without George North
# Losing Streak
# Losing Streak

Wales go hunting for overdue win over Springboks without George North

Nov 27th 2014, 1:09 PM 5,149 Views 10 Comments

South Africa named a side showing eight changes from the win over Italy.

# springboks - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

England coach Lancaster 'optimistic' that Lawes and Hartley will pass concussion protocols
# 'boklash
# 'boklash

England coach Lancaster 'optimistic' that Lawes and Hartley will pass concussion protocols

Nov 11th 2014, 3:55 PM 2,856 Views 8 Comments

England’s head coach says his lock is ‘symptom free’ while also hopeful his hooker can pass the Thursday cog test.

# springboks - Monday 10 November, 2014

'They make your breakdown very slow': Matfield credits Ireland's ruck work while seeking solace in history
# High Praise
# High Praise

'They make your breakdown very slow': Matfield credits Ireland's ruck work while seeking solace in history

Nov 10th 2014, 4:56 PM 11,021 Views 7 Comments

The out-of-retirement lock compared the loss to a 2006 defeat at home to France.

# springboks - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Springboks gracious in defeat to Schmidt's 'tactically brilliant' Ireland
# Superior
# Superior

Springboks gracious in defeat to Schmidt's 'tactically brilliant' Ireland

Nov 9th 2014, 9:42 AM 9,387 Views 14 Comments

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer lauded the ability of man of the match Johnny Sexton.

# springboks - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Snapshot: It's a big day for the men filling these jerseys at the Aviva Stadium
# PayneShaw
# PayneShaw

Snapshot: It's a big day for the men filling these jerseys at the Aviva Stadium

Nov 8th 2014, 2:26 PM 3,862 Views 11 Comments

Good luck out there lads.

Dublin date represents start of World Cup cycle for purposeful Springboks
# Springboks
# Springboks

Dublin date represents start of World Cup cycle for purposeful Springboks

Nov 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 2,500 Views 1 Comment

Jean de Villiers is not underestimating the challenge Ireland will pose.

# springboks - Friday 7 November, 2014

Springboks out to honour memory of tragic compatriots
# Gone But Not Forgotten
# Gone But Not Forgotten

Springboks out to honour memory of tragic compatriots

Nov 7th 2014, 3:32 PM 5,465 Views 1 Comment

There will be a minute’s silence ahead of tomorrow’s game.

'Realist' Joe Schmidt remains Ireland's trump card ahead of Boks clash
# Brain Power
# Brain Power

'Realist' Joe Schmidt remains Ireland's trump card ahead of Boks clash

Nov 7th 2014, 12:00 PM 9,488 Views 12 Comments

The Kiwi head coach is likely to have a well-prepared and intelligent game plan ready for tomorrow.

# springboks - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

In pictures: The Six Nations champs hit the training field before Springboks challenge
# Getting Set
# Getting Set

In pictures: The Six Nations champs hit the training field before Springboks challenge

Nov 4th 2014, 5:28 PM 4,658 Views 7 Comments

The countdown is on to Saturday’s match at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland still uncertain over Rory Best as Springboks rule out Pienaar
# Injuries
# Injuries

Ireland still uncertain over Rory Best as Springboks rule out Pienaar

Nov 4th 2014, 3:40 PM 3,932 Views 8 Comments

The Ulster hooker has been struggling with a calf problem, while his provincial teammate is out of Saturday’s Test.

# springboks - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Springboks underline the task facing Schmidt's Ireland in November
# Analysis
# Analysis

Springboks underline the task facing Schmidt's Ireland in November

Oct 9th 2014, 6:55 AM 5,593 Views 9 Comments

Heyneke Meyer’s men showed ambition with ball in hand against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

# springboks - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Highlights: De Villiers double helps Springboks leave Australia in the dust
# Rugby Championship
# Rugby Championship

Highlights: De Villiers double helps Springboks leave Australia in the dust

Sep 27th 2014, 9:18 PM 4,506 Views 0 Comments

South Africa trailed the Wallabies at half-time in Cape Town, but finished with a bonus point.

# springboks - Friday 12 September, 2014

All Black captain Richie McCaw expects 'hard day out' against the Springboks on Saturday
# Heated Rivalry
# Heated Rivalry

All Black captain Richie McCaw expects 'hard day out' against the Springboks on Saturday

Sep 12th 2014, 11:09 AM 2,219 Views 0 Comments

A win for either side would put them in control of this year’s championship.

# springboks - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Ex-Munster centre de Villiers back to lead Boks for Rugby Championship
# Quality
# Quality

Ex-Munster centre de Villiers back to lead Boks for Rugby Championship

Aug 2nd 2014, 1:42 PM 3,710 Views 12 Comments

Heyneke Meyer has named his squad to take on Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

# springboks - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Major blow for South Africa as du Preez ruled out of Rugby Championship
# Boks
# Boks

Major blow for South Africa as du Preez ruled out of Rugby Championship

Jul 1st 2014, 2:26 PM 2,743 Views 0 Comments

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar may step into the number nine jersey in the 32-year-old’s absence.

# springboks - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Pollard goes straight from U20s into Springboks' number 10 shirt
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Pollard goes straight from U20s into Springboks' number 10 shirt

Jun 25th 2014, 4:49 PM 6,008 Views 11 Comments

The 20-year-old recently helped South Africa into the final of the Junior World Championship.

# springboks - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Late penalty try denies Wales their first ever win on South African soil
# Pay The Penalty
# Pay The Penalty

Late penalty try denies Wales their first ever win on South African soil

Jun 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 7,879 Views 15 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men were denied a famous win after once leading 17-0.

# springboks - Saturday 7 June, 2014

South Africa overpower star-studded World XV in Cape Town
# Boks
# Boks

South Africa overpower star-studded World XV in Cape Town

Jun 7th 2014, 5:52 PM 7,035 Views 3 Comments

The Springboks produced two superb maul tries in a dominant second-half performance.

# springboks - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Former 7s star Hendricks set for 'Boks debut as Bakkies and Matfield reunite
# Transition
# Transition

Former 7s star Hendricks set for 'Boks debut as Bakkies and Matfield reunite

Jun 4th 2014, 3:49 PM 5,857 Views 6 Comments

Head coach Heyneke Meyer has named a starting team featuring 762 Test caps to face the ‘World XV’.

# springboks - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Victor Matfield named 'Boks captain three years after international retirement
# He's Back
# He's Back

Victor Matfield named 'Boks captain three years after international retirement

Jun 3rd 2014, 11:42 AM 5,480 Views 4 Comments

The 37-year-old lock takes over on an interim basis with Jean de Villiers out injured.

# springboks - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Springboks to face Nick Mallet-coached World XV this summer
# Dream Team
# Dream Team

Springboks to face Nick Mallet-coached World XV this summer

Apr 8th 2014, 2:38 PM 5,344 Views 26 Comments

Steffon Armitage, BJ Botha, James O’Connor, Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell have all been confirmed to take part.

# springboks - Friday 31 January, 2014

Victor Matfield returns to rugby after two years in retirement
# Legend
# Legend

Victor Matfield returns to rugby after two years in retirement

Jan 31st 2014, 11:12 PM 7,556 Views 13 Comments

There’s hope for John Hayes yet.

# springboks - Friday 13 December, 2013

Springboks captain backs Munster for double over Perpignan
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

Springboks captain backs Munster for double over Perpignan

Dec 13th 2013, 5:00 PM 11,216 Views 5 Comments

Jean de Villiers has fond memories of his 2009 visit to the Stade Aimé Giral.