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Springboks re-wind, re-boot for Japan re-visit

Springboks re-wind, re-boot for Japan re-visit

Posted on October 17, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks have reverted to the starting XV and replacements that recorded a 49-3 victory over Italy a fortnight ago for the do-or-die Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan in Tokyo on Sunday. It means 13 changes to the starting XV from the one that concluded the Boks’ pool campaign with a 66-7 demolition of […]

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Springbok Women’s Sevens champions of Africa

Springbok Women’s Sevens champions of Africa

Posted on October 14, 2019  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springbok Women’s Sevens confirmed their status as the best team in Africa when they won the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens in Monastir, Tunisia on Sunday. Zintle Mpupha and the Imbokodo squad edged Kenya 15-14 in the final at Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium, claiming the continental showpiece with a clean sheet of victories after earlier […]

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Ten-try Springboks turn their attention to Quarter Final rivals

Ten-try Springboks turn their attention to Quarter Final rivals

Posted on October 9, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

Rassie Erasmus and his coaching team will hit the analysis suite hard in the next two days while the players recharge their batteries after completing a 10-try rout of a brave Canada side to confirm a place in the Rugby World Cup last eight.  The players will return to the training field on Friday – […]

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Philip Snyman announces his retirement from rugby

Philip Snyman announces his retirement from rugby

Posted on October 9, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

Springbok Sevens captain Philip Snyman has announced his retirement from all rugby following a career-ending back injury. The 32-year-old three-time HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champion ends his international career for the Blitzboks as South Africa’s most successful captain, leading his country to two World Series crowns and a bronze medal at the Rugby World […]

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Damian Willemse replaces Jesse Kriel in Springbok World Cup squad

Damian Willemse replaces Jesse Kriel in Springbok World Cup squad

Posted on October 1, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

Damian Willemse, the DHL Stormers utility back, will fly out to Japan to join the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad following the injury withdrawal of Jesse Kriel. Kriel sustained a hamstring injury in the opening match of the tournament against New Zealand and although the condition has improved it was insufficient to put him in […]

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Pack trio wins starting call-up for Boks’ must-win clash

Pack trio wins starting call-up for Boks’ must-win clash

Posted on October 1, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

Front rowers Tendai Mtawarira and Bongi Mbonambi, as well as Lood de Jager (lock) have been promoted to the Springboks’ ‘senior’ starting pack for Friday’s must-win Rugby World Cup clash with Italy in Shizuoka. The inclusion of the three tight forwards are the only changes to the starting XV that did duty in the opening […]

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“We can do wonders in this World Cup” – Brits

“We can do wonders in this World Cup” – Brits

Posted on September 27, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

Schalk Brits believes the best is yet to come from an evolving Springbok team, which he leads into action against Namibia in a second round Rugby World Cup pool clash at the City of Toyota Stadium on Saturday. Brits runs out at the head of a much-changed line up – 13 changes in the starting […]

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“We can come back from this” – Erasmus

“We can come back from this” – Erasmus

Posted on September 25, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

The Springboks’ 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup opener had not deflated the belief of Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, that South Africa could win the trophy for a third time. It is frequently pointed out that all tournament winners have been undefeated in pool play, but Erasmus said he had […]

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South Africa crowned Oktoberfest7s champions

South Africa crowned Oktoberfest7s champions

Posted on September 25, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

Siviwe Soyizwapi’s coverted try at the death enabled South Africa to beat Fiji 12-10 in the final of the Oktoberfest7s in Munich, claiming their first title in the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Soyizwapi scored a try in the dying seconds of the match – cleverly running closer to the posts – and Dewald Human duly […]

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Springboks unchanged for Rugby World Cup kick off

Springboks unchanged for Rugby World Cup kick off

Posted on September 18, 2019  /  Issued by Carmen Taylor

The Springboks will field an unchanged 23 for the first time since the last Rugby World Cup for their opening match of the 2019 version in Yokohama on Saturday (kick-off at 11h45 SA time). Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, on Wednesday named the same starting XV and eight replacements that defeated Japan, 41-7, in Kumagaya […]

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